Michael LaPointe

Portfolio (2010-2016)

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2017

Rhyme-sayer, stone-cold player
(Times Literary Supplement, March 1, REVIEW)

Age of Anger
(The Globe and Mail, REVIEW)

After the Resolution
(Times Literary Supplement, February 1, ESSAY)

The Fall Guy
(Times Literary Supplement, January 20, REVIEW)

2016

When Did Literary Feuds Become So Boring?
(The Walrus, ESSAY)

My Wife's Novel
(Litro, FICTION)

The Pleasures of Incomprehensibility
(The Paris Review, ESSAY)

Great Writers, Terrible Parents
(The Walrus, ESSAY)

World republic of letters
(Times Literary Supplement, November 30, ESSAY)

Send in the Swans
(Hazlitt, ESSAY)

Who Is the Me?
(Los Angeles Review of Books, ESSAY)

Books of the Year
(Times Literary Supplement, CONTRIBUTION)

The Meaning of the Bones
(The Paris Review, ESSAY)

Do Writers Deserve to Make a Living?
(The Walrus, ESSAY)

How to Write a Bestseller
(The Walrus, ESSAY)

Bernhard refracted
(Times Literary Supplement, September 14, REVIEW)

Harry Potter Lives On
(The Walrus, ESSAY)

To Burn a Book
(The Walrus, ESSAY)

Summer Books
(Times Literary Supplement, CONTRIBUTION)

Future families
(Times Literary Supplement, May 11, REVIEW)

Marie Grubbe
(Times Literary Supplement, May 11, REVIEW)

Rigged sports
(Times Literary Supplement, ESSAY)

Chernobyl's Literary Legacy
(The Atlantic, ESSAY)

Eluding discourse
(Times Literary Supplement, March 2, REVIEW)

One-Trick Tiger
(The Walrus, ESSAY)

The Armageddon of New China
(Los Angeles Review of Books, ESSAY)

The Right Information
(Times Literary Supplement, ESSAY)

2015

Vladimir Sorokin and the Russian Novel's Identity Crisis
(The Atlantic, ESSAY)

Music for tourists
(Times Literary Supplement, November 18, REVIEW)

In Search of the Thing-itself
(Tikkun, ESSAY)

What's Your Process?
(July 15, INTERVIEW)

The Anatomy of Bloom
(Times Literary Supplement, July 8, REVIEW)

Composed of money
(Times Literary Supplement, June 19, ESSAY)

Books for summer
(Times Literary Supplement, June 12, CONTRIBUTION)

Impartial Record of the Break-up
(Vol. 1 Brooklyn, FICTION)

Oblivious to the world
(Times Literary Supplement, April 29, REVIEW)

Paranoia, the Realistic Response
(Los Angeles Review of Books, ESSAY)

Choose Your Own Ending
(The Walrus, ESSAY)

Oversharing
(Times Literary Supplement, February 18, REVIEW)

Poses, with Painting
(Highway, FICTION)

Political plotting
(Times Literary Supplement, January 28, ESSAY)

2014

Flight Simulator
(Prism International, FICTION)

Autopsy of an Inscription, 2/9/88
(Dot Com, ESSAY)

Thirteen Sittings
(Times Literary Supplement, November 19, REVIEW)

Pure heartache
(Times Literary Supplement, September 24, REVIEW)

For Love or Money
(Maisonneuve, ESSAY)

In Our Nature
(The Walrus, ESSAY)

On all fours
(Times Literary Supplement, May 28, REVIEW)

Inevitabilities
(Times Literary Supplement, April 23, REVIEW)

The Book Gets Fatter
(Los Angeles Review of Books, ESSAY)

Belomor
(Times Literary Supplement, January 16, REVIEW)

2013

Stub
(Event, FICTION)

Second Acts
(Los Angeles Review of Books, ESSAY)

A dogged quest
(Times Literary Supplement, November 22, REVIEW)

Essential, Elemental Alice
(The Tyee, ESSAY)

Avenging arthropods
(Times Literary Supplement, September 20, REVIEW)

Death Becomes Her
(Los Angeles Review of Books, ESSAY)

Burning lights
(Times Literary Supplement, May 17, REVIEW)

A Generous Book with an Unfriendly Face
(Arc Poetry, REVIEW)

King of the Granola Heads
(Times Literary Supplement, ESSAY)

What's Happened to CanLit?
(The Literary Review of Canada, ESSAY)

Waiting for the Barbarians
(Times Literary Supplement, January 25, REVIEW)

2012

Tom Wolfe's latest? Toss it on the bonfire!
(The Globe & Mail, REVIEW)

When life gets hard
(Times Literary Supplement, November 23, REVIEW)

Vote cool
(Times Literary Supplement, November 9, REVIEW)

In his memoir, Paul Auster not only confesses, he judges himself
(The Globe & Mail, REVIEW)

Speak of the devil
(The Globe & Mail, REVIEW)

Laurels enough: The 2012 Griffin Prize Anthology
(Arc Poetry, REVIEW)

Cosmopolis: A film by David Cronenberg
(The Tyee, REVIEW)

The nation that disappeared
(The Globe & Mail, REVIEW)

Hungarian epic is one of a kind
(The Globe & Mail, REVIEW)

2011

Plagiarist
(Weekday, FICTION)

Provincial Sketches
(Dot Com, ESSAY)

Counting Threads
(Dot Com, ESSAY)

2010

Metamorphosis on Planet Lazer
(Dot Com, ESSAY)

The Rubik's Cube of Miguel Araiza
(Dot Com, ESSAY)

A Postcard from Many Shanghais
(The Tyee, ESSAY)

The Nude
(Joyland, FICTION)

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