Beejay Silcox

Beejay Silcox reviews 'The Idiot' by Elif Batuman

Beejay Silcox
27 April 2017

Email is a chimeric beast, an uneasy mix of intimacy and distance – unlimited time and space to say precisely what we mean, coupled with the unnerving promise of instant delivery ...

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Beejay Silcox reviews '4321' by Paul Auster

Beejay Silcox
24 March 2017

The American critic Adam Gopnik writes: ‘Nothing is more American than our will to make the enormous do the work of the excellent. We have googly eyes for gargantuan statements.’ Paul Auster’s long-awaited novel, 4321, is a gargantuan statement. At almost 900 pages, the sheer physical heft of it is impossible to ignore. When a novel is as thick as it ... More

Beejay Silcox reviews 'Lincoln in the Bardo' by George Saunders

Beejay Silcox
22 February 2017

From the outside, America seems defined by its brutal polarities – political, racial, moral, economic, geographic. The Disunited States of America. From the inside, the picture is more complex; American life is not lived at these extremes, but in the murky, transitional spaces between them. George Saunders’s much-anticipated novel Lincoln in the Bardo i ... More

'Slut Trouble' a new story by Beejay Silcox

Beejay Silcox
04 January 2017
The first girl is taken on the second weekend of the school holidays. Her name is Julie-Anne Marks; she is nineteen, she is beautiful, and she is gone. More

Letter from America

Beejay Silcox
22 August 2016

Politics is personal in the United States, far more private than it appears from outside. When political allegiance becomes tied to character, revealing one reveals the other ...

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