A Tale For the Time Being Archive

Ruth Ozeki and the Anxieties of the New Millennium

Author: | Categories: Critical Essays No comments
Contemporary literature has me thinking that the apocalypse isn’t about to happen to us. Instead, it’s been happening for a very, very long time. At least, this is what I read in Ruth Ozeki’s fiction.

So Your Character Wants to Be a Historian

Author: | Categories: Critical Essays No comments
There’s no easy way to actually quantify this, but it feels like more and more characters I see in books are historians of some kind – regardless of their status, amateur or professional, these are characters who do sleuthing work about the past, consciously or not.