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Borges’ buddy on Borges?

Saturday November 11th 2006, 10:40 am

Borges’ buddy on Borges?
Subjects: biography, literature, borges





The Western Canon that Was

Tuesday March 28th 2006, 6:38 pm

The “Five-foot Shelf” Reconsidered

On or about December, 1910,” Virginia Woolf wrote, “human character changed.” Woolf was not referring to a specific event so much as to a new cultural climate, a new way of looking at the world, that would become known as modernism. When he finished his introduction to the Harvard Classics in March […]





Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)

Tuesday March 28th 2006, 10:55 am

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)

It’s also wrong to claim, as so many of his critics have, that Dick was limited by the conventions of science fiction-which are contemptuously dismissed by Dick’s admirer, Polish novelist Stanislaw Lem as a “threadbare lot of telepaths, cosmic wars, parallel worlds, and time travel.” Interested, like Burroughs and Ballard, in exploding […]





Literature in China

Friday March 24th 2006, 1:29 pm

CNN.com - Red fades to gray - Mar 24, 2006
CNN profiles new Chinese writers.

Ma [Jian]’s last book, 2004’s “The Noodle Maker,” strikes a darker tone. Cynical to the point of almost being bitter, it is filled with tales of alienation and lost hope for the Tiananmen generation, with a jabbing finger of dark humor at […]





The Virginia Quarterly Review - The literary dark horse. By Meghan O’Rourke

Saturday March 18th 2006, 3:28 am

The Virginia Quarterly Review - The literary dark horse. By Meghan O’Rourke

Virginia Quarterly Review: Winter 2006 issue
Over the past two days, New York media gossip turned away from its usual concerns—like Graydon Carter’s latest hairdo—to consider an improbable question: What is the Virginia Quarterly Review? On March 15, the nominations for the annual National Magazine […]





At least we can be thankful we’re not in Australia

Saturday March 18th 2006, 3:27 am

Is literature dying in Australia?
The Australian: Lits out [March 18, 2006]
Subjects: literature





Bookslut | Twilight of the Superheroes by Deborah Eisenberg

Tuesday February 28th 2006, 1:21 pm

Bookslut | Twilight of the Superheroes by Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Eisenberg currently leads the trifecta of female short story writers composed of herself, Alice Munro, and Lorrie Moore. These three authors are the most lauded, the most commented on, and the bestsellers of a genre that rarely creates blockbuster hits. There are other strong female short […]





Grace Reading Series

Monday February 20th 2006, 2:10 pm

Grace Reading Series
Subjects: literature, events





Tom Bissell on truth in literature

Thursday February 16th 2006, 4:12 pm

World Hum | Truth in Oxiana
Subjects: literature, memoirs





BostonHerald.com - Lifestyle: The book of love: Literary Speed Dating brings author-ity to singles’ events

Thursday February 02nd 2006, 2:44 pm

BostonHerald.com - Lifestyle: The book of love: Literary Speed Dating brings author-ity to singles’ events

Tom and Brian Nealon, brothers and owners of Pazzo Books in Roslindale, plan their first Literary Speed Dating event tomorrow. The evening follows the drill ofnormal speed dating: Participants have six minutes for each ‘‘date” and will rate their partner as […]





WTOP: Chuck Norris adds author to his resume with Civil War novel

Wednesday February 01st 2006, 1:11 pm

WTOP: Chuck Norris adds author to his resume with Civil War novel

He definitely can fight, and some say he can act, too. But can he write? Or does the title, Chuck Norris, novelist, sound almost as preposterous as Andy Richter, bodybuilder?
“The Justice Riders,” a Civil War era action yarn, has Norris’ name branded on it […]





The Ledge

Saturday January 28th 2006, 5:17 pm

Just read the most remarkable short story, The Ledge by Austin Bunn.
Here’s an excerpt:

And then a cry came from the rigging. Diego, swung up in the web of mainsail rope, yelled a shapeless sound and pointed frantically off the side of the ship. At port, two iridescent coils the height of three men, arched across […]





The Novelist Walks - Why did Turkey drop the charges against Orhan Pamuk? By Hugh Eakin

Tuesday January 24th 2006, 11:01 pm

The Novelist Walks - Why did Turkey drop the charges against Orhan Pamuk? By Hugh Eakin
Subjects: politics, literature





 
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