Associate Professor Barbara Browning received a stunning review of her latest novel "The Gift (Or, Techniques of the Body)" in the New York Times.
Jenny Hendrix writes:
"As author/narrator, Browning/Barbara is delightfully shrewd, if a little daft — an intellectual with scrupulous ethics and a love of organic wool. One tragicomic set piece has her fretting, at length, over something to do with a perfume called “Realism,” not a quality, as it turns out, that concerns her overmuch. The novel’s events bear an uncertain relationship to life, and all of her characters are apparently versions — with varying degrees of authenticity — of actual collaborators, family members, lovers and friends."