SELECTED PUBLICATIONS – JAMES J. K. CAMP

2014

On John Banville/Benjamin Black’s The Black-Eyed Blonde, 2/20/2014: http://observer.com/2014/02/turns-out-the-long-goodbye-wasnt-all-that-long-raymond-chandlers-philip-marlowe-returns-in-new-novel/

FOR THE NEW YORK OBSERVER:

On Sigrid Nunez’s Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag, 03/22/2011: http://observer.com/2011/03/sempre-susan-sigrid-nunez-studies-sontag-while-smooching-her-son/

On Lila Azam Zanganeh’s The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness, 05/10/2011: http://observer.com/2011/05/what-can-you-tell-from-a-fancy-prose-style/

On David Eagleman’s Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, 05/31/2011: http://observer.com/2011/05/sum-ergo-incognito-your-mind-is-playing-tricks-on-you/

On Rachel Shteir’s The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting, 06/21/2011: http://observer.com/2011/06/no-steal-this-book-rachel-shteirs-the-steal-a-cultural-history-of-shoplifting/

On Nassir Ghaemi’s A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links between Leadership and Mental Illness, 7/12/2011: http://observer.com/2011/07/nassir-ghaemi-uncovers-a-first-rate-madness/

Interview with Christopher Turner, author of Adventures in the Orgasmatron, 08/01/2011: http://observer.com/2011/08/author-christopher-turner-takes-us-inside-the-orgasmatron/

On Colson Whitehead’s Zone One, 10/04/2011: http://observer.com/2011/10/dead-on-arrival-whitehead-gives-zombies-a-shot/

On Charles Shields’s Kurt Vonnegut: A Life, 11/15/2011: http://observer.com/2011/11/so-it-went-a-new-biography-of-kurt-vonnegut-is-a-portrait-of-an-artist-who-cultivated-a-scruffy-image/

On Don DeLillo’s The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories, 11/29/2011: http://observer.com/2011/11/conversation-starter-don-delillos-short-stories/

On Michel Houellebecq’s The Map and the Territory, 01/03/2012: http://observer.com/2012/01/map-quest-sex-gives-way-to-self-reflexivity-in-michael-houellebecqs-new-novel/

On Edward St. Aubyn’s At Last, 01/24/2012: http://observer.com/2012/01/selfs-the-man-in-at-last-on-goes-edward-st-aubyns-sordid-saga-of-the-melrose-clan/

On Eric Klinenberg’s Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, 02/07/2012: http://observer.com/2012/02/all-alone-eric-klinenberg-examines-the-rise-in-single-living-in-going-solo/

On Bill Clegg’s Ninety Days: A Memoir of Recovery, 04/10/2012: http://observer.com/2012/04/getting-it-together-bill-cleggs-memoir-commemorates-12-step-meetings/

On Richard Ford’s Canada, 05/22/2013: http://observer.com/2012/05/true-north-horrible-things-happen-in-richard-fords-impressive-seventh-novel/

On John Lanchester’s Capital, 06/05/2012: http://observer.com/2012/06/road-to-nowhere-john-lanchesters-big-novel-of-the-financial-crisis-focuses-on-a-single-street-in-london/

On Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton, 10/02/2012: http://observer.com/2012/10/gone-underground-in-a-new-memoir-salman-rushdie-looks-bach-at-his-fatwa/

On Deirdre Bair’s Saul Steinberg: A Biography, 12/18/2012: http://observer.com/2012/12/cartoon-blues-the-life-of-the-new-yorkers-favorite-depressive-is-drawn-out-in-new-bio/

On Will Self’s Umbrella, 01/29/2013: http://observer.com/2013/01/raindrops-keep-falling-on-their-heads-will-selfs-modernist-experiment-umbrella/

On Colum McCann’s Transatlantic, 06/11/2013: http://observer.com/2013/06/its-a-small-world-after-all-colum-mccanns-cosmic-novels-have-a-tight-connection/

On Brett Martin’s Difficult Men, 07/16/2013: http://observer.com/2013/07/good-tv-terrible-bosses-brett-martin-examines-the-boob-tube-manly-men-of-breaking-bad-the-sopranos-and-the-wire/

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FOR N+1:

On Irvine Welsh’s Skagboys, 03/13/2013: http://nplusonemag.com/coming-home-without-moving-forward

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FOR SALON:

“Your Breakup Is Boring”: On Benjamin Anastas’s Too Good to Be True, 12/11/2012: http://www.salon.com/2012/11/12/your_breakup_is_boring/

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FOR THE LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS:

On Russell Banks’s Lost Memory of Skin, 05/10/2012: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v34/n09/james-camp/mostly-hoping-not-planning

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FOR THE MILLIONS:

 

On Bernard Henri-Levy and Michel Houellebecq’s Public Enemies, 02/02/2011: http://www.themillions.com/2011/02/the-contemptibles-and-the-tapeworms-houellebecq-and-bhl-correspond.html

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Other archives of my writing may be found at 

http://www.lrb.co.uk/contributors/james-camp,

http://observer.com/author/james-camp/,

and 

http://nplusonemag.com/authors/camp-james.

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