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Scott Esposito is a critic, writer, and editor whose work has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. In 2004 he created the widely praised literary website Conversational Reading, which can be found at http://conversationalreading.com.

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FICTION

My Documents

Stories from a Chilean innovator depict adulthood as a computer with "a hard drive full of a lifetime's experiences." Review by Scott Esposito.
The Doubtful Child: Marcos Giralt Torrente

Reviews & Essays

The Doubtful Child: Marcos Giralt Torrente

One of Spain's most acclaimed novelists traces his development in both fiction and memoir.
The Childhood of Jesus

Reviews & Essays

The Childhood of Jesus

The author of Disgrace explores issues of conformity and creativity through an allegory that draws obliquely on the life of Christ.

The No World Concerto

Reviews & Essays

The No World Concerto

A novelist tries to make very modern music out of a work of fiction.

The Letters of William Gaddis

Reviews & Essays

The Letters of William Gaddis

The candid correspondence of a 20th century literary innovator. 

The Fun Stuff

Reviews & Essays

The Fun Stuff

The "closest reader of our time" sets his sights on everything from Keith Moon's drumming to Paul Auster's prose.

Seize the Fourth Dimension: The Novels of Clarice Lispector

Reviews & Essays

Seize the Fourth Dimension: The Novels of Clarice Lispector

The "dizzying, euphoric" prose of a trailblazing Brazilian writer, in a new series of translations.

Zona: A Book about a Film about a Journey to a Room

Reviews & Essays

Zona: A Book about a Film about a Journey to a Room

A critic takes a scene-by-scene journey through a masterpiece of cinema.

The Third Reich

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The Third Reich

A study in slow-burning suspense from the author of 2666.

Parallel Stories

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Parallel Stories

An enormous novel captures decades of Hungarian history.

Disaster Was My God

Reviews & Essays

Disaster Was My God

A fictionalized account of French poet--and decadent adventurer--Arthur Rimbaud's meteoric career.

Otherwise Known as the Human Condition

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Otherwise Known as the Human Condition

A collection of essaysmarked by the author's voracious intellectual appetite and improvisatory charm.