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The Best Literary Criticism of 2015

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Without a doubt, 2015 was a year of controversy in literature and publishing, from the shady publication of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman to Michel Houellebecq’s controversial take on Islam and French politics in Submission. But it turned out that much of the best criticism of the year, while still concerned with literary controversy, was aimed at less anticipated targets.
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Flavorwire Staffers’ Favorite Books of 2015

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We’ve already published our editors’ official best-of lists for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t personal favorites among all of us here at Flavorwire. And the selections here cover a lot of ground: there are deep dives into the film and music industry; “autotheory” memoirs; two books set in Virginia; and, of course, Ferrante.
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The Best Fiction of 2015

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Forget the tedium of straightforward realism, 2015 was a year when theme pushed form in daring new directions. So instead of celebrating the Big TV Novels of the American white male, we’re happy to applaud this motley group of genius fictions, books that never failed to challenge the pieties of life in the 21st century.
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