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Dodge Rose

The most astonishing debut novel of the decade, Dodge Rose calls to mind Henry Green in its skewed use of colloquial speech, Joyce in its love of inventories, and William Gaddis in its virtuoso lampooning of law, high finance, and national myth. Read on! →

Reading Guide

Context N°11 We asked our academic advisors to name which bookstores in the U.S. have the best backlist of literary fiction, which out-of-print works should be reissued, and which literary websites are most notable. The following lists were compiled from Read on! →

University and Bookstore Advisors for CONTEXT

Context N°11 A Ralph Adamo, Dillard University Gail Adams, West Virginia University Tom Ahern, Latitude 33, Laguna Beach, CA Philip Ahrens, Gotham Book Mart, New York, NY Gail Albutt, Stanford Bookstore, Stanford, CA Beth Alcouloumre, Borders Books & Music, Kallua-Kona, Read on! →

Reading William Carlos Williams

Context N°11 by Linda Wagner-Martin William Carlos Williams might have been surprised to find CONTEXT reprinting sections of his 1923 prose-poem and poem collage, “Spring and All.” Then again, writing for all of us truly common readers, the pure products Read on! →

University and Bookstore Advisors

Context N°12 A Ralph Adamo, Dillard University Gail Adams, West Virginia University Tom Ahern, Latitude 33, Laguna Beach, CA Philip Ahrens, Gotham Book Mart, New York, NY Gail Albutt, Stanford Bookstore, Stanford, CA Beth Alcouloumre, Borders Books & Music, Kallua-Kona, Read on! →

Reading Guide

Context N°12 We asked our academic advisors to name which literary works all students should read. The following list of their responses is run annually to introduce new readers to the aesthetic tradition that CONTEXT supports. Literary Works All Students Read on! →

University and Bookstore Advisors

Context N°13 A Ralph Adamo, Dillard University Gail Adams, West Virginia University Aubrey Adkins, Powell’s Books, Beaverton, OR Tom Ahern, Latitude 33, Laguna Beach, CA Philip Ahrens, Gotham Book Mart, New York, NY Beth Alcouloumre, Borders Books & Music, Kallua-Kona, Read on! →

Nine-and-a-Half Americas

Context N°15 by Max Frai 1. My first America is an imaginary one. It does not exist at all, and never did. As a child, it seemed that grown-ups had invented America. But what for? They knew what they were Read on! →