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Can you get Lost?

Enlightenment philosophers, polar bears and pirate ships all feature in "Lost." But if the series is about anything, it's about contemporary America
Jonathan Heawood  

From lad-lit to lit

Despite Nick Hornby's popularity in Britain and credibility in America, serious critical appreciation of his literature of self-doubt is still overdue
Jonathan Heawood  

Race and loneliness

Caryl Phillips's new novel is about race in early 20th-century American music-halls. But the subject that has always interested him most is loneliness
Jonathan Heawood  

The axeman cometh

Dale Peck casts himself as the saviour of modern fiction, but his firecracker reviews end up merely spitting at a few B-listers. Jonathan Heawood sticks his neck on the block
Jonathan Heawood