My Back Pages: Reviews and Essays

Steven Moore (Author)

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$23.00  $21.16
Zerogram Press
Publish Date
April 10, 2018
5.8 X 1.5 X 8.8 inches | 2.35 pounds
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About the Author

Steven Moore: Steven Moore (PhD Rutgers, 1988) is the author/editor of several books on William Gaddis, as well as of The Novel: An Alternative History (2010, 2013), the second volume of which won the Christian Gauss Award for literary criticism. From 1988 to 1996 he was managing editor of the Review of Contemporary Fiction / Dalkey Archive Press, and since 2001 he has lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


"Steven Moore['s] criticism is a model of clarity and intelligent advocacy." --Jonathan Franzen, THE NEW YORKER

"Steven Moore attained literary stardom when he helped rescue William Gaddis' The Recognitions from obscurity. His fame was guaranteed in literary heaven when he helped David Foster Wallace edit Infinite Jest. Now, in My Back Pages (Zerogram Press), he has gathered his book reviews and essays that take us from the Beats and the Fifties to practically yesterday or even tomorrow."--Michael Silverblatt interviews Steven Moore, BOOKWORM, 89.9 FM, KCRW

"[Moore] may be our country's best claim to that old-fashioned creature, "a man of letters," as it is hard to imagine anyone, certainly not in the academy, who has read more widely or who could speak, if modestly, about fiction with more easy confidence, precision, and wit. . . . My Back Pages makes for joyful reading, . . . With its heft and encyclopedic range, the collection might be imagined on a scholar's shelf, and the essays will certainly be valuable to academics, but the reviews have the pleasure of love notes; they are steady reminders to us all of the necessary joy of good books."--Julian Anderson, FICTION WRITERS REVIEW

"One of Moore's best qualities as an explicator is in communicating complex or complicated material in the clearest possible terms, and with humour when possible. . . . Moore's enthusiasm is contagious, as it's often combined with casual displays of his wide and deep reading. . . . Steven Moore has been at the vanguard of criticism and publication of outliers and explorers whose artistic visions reinvigorate the capacious form of the novel and the short story, and we are in his debt." --Jeff Bursey, NUMÉRO CINQ