Last year, I read, and enjoyed, James’s The Golden Bowl, and then, at the end of the year, decided to read through all of the novels in chronological order, reaching and finishing, in early March of this year, his eighth novel, The Bostonians. I took a number of literary detours, but today, in commemoration, of James’s birthday, I picked up my copy of The Princess Casamassima, and I’m already digging, once again, into this singularity’s sentential convolutions.
John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.