Roger Sale

Roger Sale is a critic and journalist. Until 1999, he was Professor of English at the University of Washington. His books include Modern Heroism: Essays on D. H. Lawrence, William Empson and J.R.R. Tolkien and On Not Being Good Enough: Writings of a Working Critic.

Golden Gaits

Laughing in the Hills

by Bill Barich

March 5, 1981 issue

Stubborn Steinbeck

Stubborn Steinbeck

The Intricate Music: A Biography of John Steinbeck

by Thomas Kiernan

The Wayward Bus

by John Steinbeck

East of Eden

by John Steinbeck

March 20, 1980 issue

Love and War

The Short-Timers

by Gustav Hasford


by A. Alvarez

Dubin's Lives

by Bernard Malamud

February 22, 1979 issue


Earthly Possessions

by Anne Tyler

Who Is Teddy Villanova?

by Thomas Berger


by Leslie Marmon Silko

May 26, 1977 issue

A Family Matter

A Family Matter

The Lardners: My Family Remembered

by Ring Lardner Jr.

Some Champions

by Ring Lardner, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Richard Layman

The Story of a Wonder Man

by Ring Lardner

September 16, 1976 issue


Life on the Run

by Bill Bradley

A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

by Norman Maclean

May 27, 1976 issue

Murder, she says.

Murder, she says.


by Agatha Christie

The Dangerous Edge

by Gavin Lambert

April 29, 1976 issue

Fathers & Fathers & Sons

Northern Lights

by Tim O'Brien

Look How the Fish Live

by J.F. Powers

Beyond the Bedroom Wall

by Larry Woiwode

November 13, 1975 issue

Typing It Up

A Fan's Notes

by Frederick Exley

Pages from a Cold Island

by Frederick Exley

June 26, 1975 issue

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