The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
Reviewed by Elizabeth Judd
The Atlantic Monthly
"Kingsley Amis and David Lodge hilariously skewered academic strivers, while Saul Bellow ? in Herzog and Humboldt's Gift ? fashioned something almost Shakespearean from their anguished tirades. Straddling these extremes, Claire Messud turns the grappling for ideological supremacy among two generations of intellectuals into a riveting comedy of manners." Read the entire Atlantic Monthly review.