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November 5, 2012

On Turning “Perhaps” into Certainty 0

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Emily Eakin unravels the “Integral Theory” of Cloud Atlas. (For the record, she’s talking about the movie, not the book.)

November 5, 2012

Last of the Mohicans, First of the Republicans 0

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At Salon, Andrew O’Hehir dubs Lincoln “a tremendous accomplishment.” (It probably doesn’t hurt that its director is Steven Spielberg.)

November 5, 2012

The Real Dystopia 0

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n+1 republished “The End, The End, The End,” an essay by Chad Harbach, in response to the destruction of Sandy.

November 5, 2012

The Best of Young Brazil 0

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“Tracing the journey of a mediocre actor and Holocaust survivor ‘touched by some mysterious higher design’ as he forges and impersonates his way through the war and then back to the city of his birth, the story is part Samuel Beckett and part Isaac Bashevis Singer, with a sudden final bolt of O. Henry. It […]

November 4, 2012

Was a National Book Award Rigged? 0

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“Percy’s victory set off a controversy that involved the most powerful man in publishing, a famous journalist eager to take credit for the award, and a cub reporter who would go on to become one of the most celebrated writers of our time.” Benjamin Hedin delves into the mysteries of a controversial award.

November 4, 2012

Sounds Dear 0

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The Guardian posted a short story from Alice Munro’s new collection.

November 4, 2012

Eerie Melodies 0

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Attention Microphones fans! The Rumpus published an interview with a one Phil Elverum on Thursday.

November 4, 2012

Evaluate The Integral of Genius 0

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“Courage is not a word I’d use to describe a lot of today’s fiction. Writing, M.F.A. students are often told, is a messy exploration of the self. The result can be a suffocating narcissism, a lack of interest in the kind of extrapolation and exploration that is necessary to both mathematics and literature.” At Page-Turner, […]

November 4, 2012

The Impossible, Part Deux 0

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Last week, the artist Jason Novak did the impossible and sketched out Finnegans Wake. Apparently it wasn’t enough, though, because now he’s drawn In Search of Lost Time.

November 3, 2012

The Belletristic Branch 0

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At the Poetry Foundation’s website, a list of twelve poets that captivated American presidents.