Christopher R. Beha

Christopher R. Beha is an editor at Harper’s. His memoir, The Whole Five Feet, is out this month from Grove Press.

  • May 2009: Every Reader Finds Himself
    One man’s single-minded immersion in the five-foot bookshelf that birthed the modern American research university.
  • February 2009: A Partisan of Eternity
    A reconsideration of the ouevre of Thornton Wilder, whose plays gave their author the reputation of being the Norman Rockwell of words.
    September 2006: “Oulipo Ends Where the Work Begins”
    A weekend with the (living) masters of OuLiPo, recounted in part using the linguistic restraints for which they’re famous.
    December 2004/January 2005: Night Driving
    John Hawkes’s dreamy, violent, and sex-laden novels ask: can an odd—if not downright contemptible—vision still succeed?
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