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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... vol. 113 no. 23 8 June 2008 of The New York Times Book Review The New York Times Book Review
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Outside Ethnicity, Hari Kunzru , single work review
— Review of The Boat Nam Le , 2008 selected work short story ;

Kunzru suggests in this review that 'The Boat is transparently a product of the increasingly formalized milieu in which American writers train — a well-wrought collection that, in its acute self-consciousness, trails a telltale whiff of 'the industry' that is its initial concern, of the 'heap of fellowship and job applications' the fictional Le needs 'to draft and submit' when he’s interrupted by his father. 'Ethnic lit' is unhappily what emerges when identity politics head into the marketing meeting [...]. Le is starting to grapple with the subtleties of authenticity, but one comes away feeling that it’s not really his subject, that he has a future as a very different kind of writer.'

(p. 8)
Beach Boys, Jennifer Schuessler , single work review
— Review of Breath Tim Winton , 2008 single work novel ;
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