A frenzied story of a literary relationship told from its moment of conception.
A comic and moving biography of the world’s most influential brotherhood.
Two collections of “creative criticism,” essays ranging from Woolf to Wilde, from Lawrence to O’Connor, from Ozick to Gass.
Short stories first published in Tin House, Ecotone, Boulevard, and elsewhere.
Journeys to six modern utopias, and a brief history of mankind’s most influential idea.
Visits to eight peculiar faiths, and an examination of the philosophy of the pioneer of comparative religion, William James.
A tour of the subculture of the world’s oldest game, and a bizarre journey to Chess City.
Essays and Interviews