Articles by Nick Moran

December 3, 2011

A Year in Reading: Nick Moran 11

I wanted to dislike this book. The point is that I went into this book hating it. I was proven so, so wrong.

December 2, 2011

Using Faulkner 0

Glen David Gold encourages young writers to “cultivate literary friendships”, but he’d like to add one thing: “for Christ’s sake, do not let them become transactional.”

December 2, 2011

John Jeremiah Sullivan on Essays 0

December 15th. New York City. Mark your calendars. John Jeremiah Sullivan and Wells Tower discuss “the art of the essay in light of Sullivan’s new book, Pulphead.”

December 2, 2011

David Foster Wallace Syllabus 0

The Harry Ransom Center has scanned and uploaded the syllabus from David Foster Wallace‘s Fall 1994 section of English 102: Literary Analysis.

December 2, 2011

Colum McCann’s Optimism 0

Let the Great World Spin author (and one of today’s YiR2011 writers!) Colum McCann had some inspiring words for this year’s crop of Boston College freshmen. “There’s a degraded discourse around the notion of optimism these days that says there is something soft about being an optimist—something wrong,” he said. “It claims that optimism has no […]

December 2, 2011

Top Longreads of 2011 0

They say you’re only as good as the company you keep. If that’s the case, we’re thrilled to have published Jim Santel‘s piece on The Moviegoer, which has made The Awl staff’s list of “Top Longreads of 2011“.

December 2, 2011

Selling Marxism 0

An extremely rare copy of Karl Marx‘s Das Kapital sold at auction for $51,739 this past month. That’s more than five times as much as this extremely rare copy of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

December 1, 2011

The Millions Socializes 0

Did you hear the great news? The Millions is on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and even Tumblr!

November 30, 2011

Japanese E-Book Aversion 0

It’s hard to believe that a country with video games like this would be slow to adopt a new technology, but a recent survey indicates that Japanese people are not keen on e-books.

November 30, 2011

He’s Got Game. Literary Game. 0

I could tease and build up Allison Hill‘s article on “Literary Seductions“, or I could just let the first line entice you on its own: “I once slept with a man because he gave me a copy of Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.”