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April 20, 2016

Confessional Criticism 0

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“Contemporary criticism is positively crowded with first-person pronouns, micro-doses of memoir, brief hits of biography. Critics don’t simply wrestle with their assigned cultural object; they wrestle with themselves, as well. Recent examples suggest a spectrum, from reviews that harmlessly kick off with a personal anecdote, to hybrid pieces that blend literary criticism and longform memoir.” […]

April 19, 2016

Become Louder, Even Still 0

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Recommended Reading: Apogee Journal has collected fourteen responses from writers to sexual violence perpetrated in the literary community.

April 19, 2016

Lux Fiat 0

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“Language is more direct, open, unself-conscious, precise, and human. It doesn’t belong to me anymore but to the atmosphere, and this makes me happy.” Henri Cole on having his poetry projected onto buildings by Jenny Holzer.

April 19, 2016

Chris Loves Dick 0

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Kathryn Hahn and Kevin Bacon have been cast as Chris and Dick in the television adaptation of Year in Reading alumna Chris Kraus’s beloved book I Love Dick. Pair with this Millions piece on literary magazines in film and TV.

April 19, 2016

Swimming Against Conventions 0

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“My goal isn’t soft multiculturalism, but rather to convey a richer and fuller sense of what literature is, what the possibilities are, and to share the voices that often get excluded or silenced when we speak of ‘literature’ and ‘writing.’” Guernica interviews Counternarratives author John Keene.

April 19, 2016

Writing Like a Reader 0

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Over at Catapult, Lynn Steger Strong writes on writing a novel that readers will read. As she puts it, “I was trying to explore the specific experience of living in the world while also living largely, sometimes to one’s own detriment, inside of books, inside one’s head.” Also check out this Millions piece, featuring six […]

April 19, 2016

Tuesday New Release Day: Knausgaard; Lynch; Means; MacManus; Sittenfeld 0

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Out this week: My Struggle: Book Five by Karl Ove Knausgaard; Before the Wind by Jim Lynch; Hystopia by David Means; Midnight in Berlin by James MacManus; and Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. 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 you shop at Amazon.

April 18, 2016

Significant Thinking 0

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“Over the course of our conversation, I’ve come to understand that he has not written (Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings) to provoke or to engender a self-serving sense of shock; he has written with a belief in the possibilities of liminal space and in the revelations that occur at the point of tension. The result […]

April 18, 2016

Show Up, Don’t Show Up 0

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“You’ll engage with your advisor in a free-form dialogue about essential skills such as plotting your next career, pacing your financial ruin, structuring TV binge-watching during optimal writing hours, and characterizing all of this as ‘learning how to fail.’” Hey, this new low-competency MFA from the fictitious Half Mast College sounds pretty great. Here’s our […]

April 18, 2016

No, I Will Speak 0

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“How had no one ever told me about (Othello‘s) Emilia, who, in only a couple of lines, brings down one of the most conniving, merciless villains in all of Western literature? How had no one told me about this fantastic female character who defies not one but two sword-wielding men in order to make sure […]