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Howards End (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) (Paperback)

by E. M. Forster

Modern Library Revue: #38 Howards End 3

Just before Forster’s novel I read Austerlitz, a book whose construction around a portentous negative space has the effect of drawing neighboring books into its central darkness, like a dying star. Everything becomes tinged with this darkness.

Ten Who Left Us: Select Literary Obituaries from 2013 6

We lost great talents from every precinct of the literary world last year. Here is a highly selective compendium of the how they lived, when they died, and the books they left behind

A Year in Reading: Anne K. Yoder 0

This year, as I embarked on a novel, I became a kind of kleptomaniac, with all of the ghosts and voices and ideas from the books I’d just read haunting my attempts to put words on the page.

The Million Basic Plots 8

TV Tropes has swollen into a frighteningly comprehensive taxonomy of all known plot devices across all known media. As a writer, I find it impossible to browse it without feeling: how will anyone ever come up with anything new?

A Year in Reading: Edan Lepucki 0

If  Boarding House Fiction isn’t a genre yet, it should be.

Holden and Middlemarch in Windhoek 7

Complete with phonies, small things that men love about women, and the mid-1800s equivalent of bathroom graffiti, Middlemarch is a book that I think Holden Caulfield would have grudgingly found acceptable.

From the Newsstand: E to Z 1

Literature and History: A Response 3

Trivia: Musical Books 2

Ask a Book Question: The 42nd in a Series (Garcia Marquez and Kawabata) 1

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