N+1 has a pretty good article on the slew of realist fiction that’s been appearing influenced by or in conversation w/ “theory,” written by Nicholas Dames.
Inventing Edith Wharton
R. just pointed me toward this Vogue photo shoot where photographer Annie Leibovitz recreates scenes from Edith Wharton’s life. These photos are incredibly lush, and feature Jefferey Eugenides playing Henry James. There’s also something weirdly archivally unsettling about all this that I can’t quite put my finger on.