Articles by Nick Moran

December 9, 2011

Back When Poets Had Drivers 0

Chilean Communists want to exhume Pablo Neruda’s body to determine his actual cause of death. The endeavor is being undertaken because Neruda’s “former driver said he received an injection which provoked a heart attack.”

December 9, 2011

Russia Debriefing 0

Mikhail Gorbachev is calling for an annulment of the recent Moscow elections because he’s concerned about “falsifications and rigging.” For your part, you can join the Stateside movement to echo Mr. Gorbachev’s call. Elsewhere, the Russian Socialist Movement is equally outraged. n+1 editor Keith Gessen has also translated some of the local protests.

December 9, 2011

Utne Reader Controversy 0

The Utne Reader offices are moving from Minneapolis to Topeka, and the magazine’s not taking any current employees with it.

December 9, 2011

“I was the shadow of the waxwing slain” 0

Does the central, eponymous poem from Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire stand on its own as a literary masterwork?

December 8, 2011

Why Publishers Matter 0

A memo leaked from within Hachette Book Group can be read as a publisher’s manifesto, or an overview of why publishers and editors are still relevant. Maybe we can incorporate this into Edan’s reasons not to self-publish this year.

December 8, 2011

The Left Coast On Lefties 0

Southpaws unite! The LA Review of Books takes on left-handedness. Now, someone use this can opener for me.

December 8, 2011

E-Books Rise Up 0

Are e-books more than just a publishing platform? Could they be “a whole new literary form“?

December 8, 2011

Not Literary, But Awesome 0

Russian scientists claim they’ll be able to clone a mammoth “within 5 years.”

December 8, 2011

TimeScapes 0

Even if Tom Lowe’s forthcoming debut film TimeScapes consists solely of this production footage on loop, it’ll still be jaw-droppingly beautiful.

December 7, 2011

Life and Fate and Life and Fate 1

Stephen Dodson wasn’t the only one inspired to write about Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate this month. Over at The New Republic, Adam Kirsch calls Grossman’s masterpiece one of the world’s “very greatest Holocaust novels.”