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The most remarkable thing about ‘The Mysterious Correspondent’ is the way it deals directly with gay and lesbian characters

By Aaron Peck

Awarding the Nobel to a Milosevic apologist, splitting the Booker Prize, and the death of the Western canon’s most ardent defender: what is the political function of literary culture today?

By Helen Charman

Radical feminist Valerie Solanas is the ambivalent guiding force in Chu’s debut book Females

By Bryony White

In ‘All That Beauty’, it’s not a matter of seeing better, or more clearly; it’s a matter of seeing more widely and wildly

By Steven Zultanski

‘Walking alone, he denied himself short-cuts in exemplary style’

By Cal Revely-Calder

The prolific Polish writer has a complicated relationship to nationality

By Helen Charman

In the Dream House grapples with the ‘bad PR’ of an abusive queer relationship

By Bryony White

The newly reissued novel maps the intimate spatial connections between fascism and patriarchy in postwar Austria

By Matthew Turner

A new book wants to understand the individuals – and identities – beneath the ‘somewhat derogatory label’

By Juliet Jacques

In ‘Coventry’, events seem to happen to somebody else, to a person Cusk repeatedly exposes and judges

By Brian Dillon

Reckoning with the legacy of Jim Harrison, whose writing portrayed women like meals – meant to give pleasure and comfort, without having any hunger themselves

By Julia Langbein

Like Vivian Maier’s photography, Christina Hesselholdt’s novel embraces digression and relishes humanity in its multiplicity

By Mitch Speed