John Limon surveys the boundaries of the global novel in this review of John Newman’s The Fountain at the Center of the World and Naomi Klein’s Fences and Windows. Limon traces the trajectory of plot, character, and argument in the genre, as he reads “perhaps the first great global novel.”
Author: John Limon
John Limon is John J. Gibson Professor of English at Williams College. His
books include The Place of Fiction in the Time of Science (Cambridge), Writing
After War (Oxford), and Stand-Up Comedy in Theory (Duke). His next book is
about death rightly conceived, and will perhaps be called "Death's Following."