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  • Recommended Reading: Sophie Atkinson on Frank Ocean as Emersonian hero.


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    ~Thomas Beckwith
  • To mark the end of the Obama years, the crew at n+1 rounded up their best writing from his presidency. Head on over to read Aziz Rana, George Blaustein, and more.


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    ~Thomas Beckwith
  • Recommended Reading (Inauguration Day edition): “Haecceity” by Joshua Clover.


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    ~Nick Moran
  • The recently-revived HTMLGiant previewed twelve indie lit books being published in 2017, and the list is a terrific supplement to our own Great 2017 Book Preview.


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    ~Nick Moran
  • Silver Press is a new feminist publisher based in London. Forthcoming titles include Leonora Carrington’s The Debutante and Other Stories, which you can read about here, as well as the first U.K. edition of Audre Lorde’s essays and poetry.


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    ~Nick Moran
  • Recommended Reading: “The Shallows” by Christopher R. Alonso.


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    ~Nick Moran
  • Bruce Springsteen’s archive is headed to Monmouth University, which is located in his hometown: Long Branch, New Jersey.


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    ~Nick Moran
  • People Who Eat Darkness author Richard Lloyd Parry’s forthcoming book on the Tōhoku earthquake and its aftermath, Ghosts of the Tsunami, will be released some time in late summer/early fall, and BBC Radio put together a 30-minute teaser to tide you over until then. You can also check out Parry’s moving yet unsettling piece for the London Review of Books.


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    ~Nick Moran
  • New this week: Human Acts by Han KangHomesick for Another World by Ottessa MoshfeghGlaxo by Hernán RonsinoThe Gringo Champion by Aura Xilonen; and Transit by Rachel Cusk. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.


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    ~Thomas Beckwith
  • “Publishing is also an industry that selectively values a kind of swaggering authenticity that would never capitulate to demands for something so banal as being nice. But authenticity is too often a short hand for callous, aloof, or honest for the purpose of cruelty rather than truth-seeking.” Alana Massey writes about the “niceness” of publishing.


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    ~Thomas Beckwith
  • Margaret Wise Brown was nothing if not an interesting figure. The Goodnight Moon author, whose life is the subject of a new biography, loved hunting, partying and staging stunts, among them founding a club that claimed they could reschedule Christmas. She kept homes in Greenwich Village and a tiny island off Maine. At Slate, Laura Miller reads the new book by Amy Gary. You could also read our own Jacob Lambert’s critical review of kid’s picture books.


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    ~Thomas Beckwith
  • Recommended Reading: Josephine Livingstone on the new book by Ottessa Moshfegh.


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    ~Thomas Beckwith

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