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March 30, 2016

Food for Thought 0

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At The New Inquiry, Christine Baumgarthuber writes about the elitist history of food writing before the age of the Internet. Pair with Darryl Campbell’s Millions essay on how food writing manifests social norms.

March 30, 2016

Letter to Harlem 0

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Over at Catapult, Morgan Jerkins writes on calling Harlem home. As she puts it, “Blackness is not one specific characteristic. It is many things, things that I have yet to discover. It means that different variations of blackness can find home in one another.”

March 30, 2016

Shakespeare Tour 0

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The Folger Shakespeare Library is sending the First Folio around the country to honor the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

March 30, 2016

The 2016 BTBA Longlist 0

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The longlist for this year’s Best Translated Book Award came out. Fiction finalists include Year in Reading alumna Katrina Dodson’s translation of Clarice Lispector’s Complete Stories (reviewed here by Magdalena Edwards), Ann Goldstein’s translation of Elena Ferrante’s The Story of the Lost Child, Lisa Dillman’s translation of Yuri Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the […]

March 29, 2016

Origin Story 0

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Over at JSTOR Daily, Tara Isabella Burton writes on historical interpretations of the Book of Genesis and literal readings of a text that had been interpreted as allegory for centuries.

March 29, 2016

A Bombing Hits Home 0

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Recommended Reading: On the recent terrorist attacks in Ankara, and longing for home.

March 29, 2016

The Made-up Divide 0

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For The Guardian, Richard Lea investigates the fine line between fiction and nonfiction writing, a boundary that is drawn most firmly in the anglophone world. Pair with this Millions piece in defense of blurring the lines of fiction and autobiography.

March 29, 2016

The Other Image 0

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In an author photo investigation, Matthew Shear and Sven Birkerts discuss standard poses and the anomalous picture of Birkerts that appears in The Other Walk. Pair with this Millions essay about the perils of designing the cover of Lolita.

March 29, 2016

Documenting Death 0

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“Maurice Sendak drew his partner Eugene after he died, as he had drawn his family members when they were dying. The moment is one he was compelled to capture, pin down, understand, see. Where many— maybe most—people look away, he wanted to render. He was very wrapped up in the goodbye, the flight, the loss; […]

March 29, 2016

Tuesday New Release Day: Sahota; O’Brien; Doyle; Warren; Majmudar; Poole; Parini 0

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New this week: The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota; The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien; Chicago by Brian Doyle; The Destroyer in the Glass by Noah Warren; Dothead by Amit Majmudar; Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead by Millions contributor Buzz Poole; and New and Collected Poems: 1975-2015 by Jay Parini. For more on these and other new titles, go read our Great 2016 Book Preview. Support The Millions: Bookmark this link and start there when […]