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February 26, 2013

Strike Back 0

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“What women do in the books mentioned here doesn’t consist of survival so much as sabotage. They throw bricks and rocks and flaming bottles into the chinks of the masculine world machine, then pick up a gun and fire into the turning gears. If rape and other sexual violence, religious servitude, and the politically determined […]

February 26, 2013

Hyper-Local 0

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The rise and fall of Patch.com.

February 26, 2013

Pictures of You 0

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For those of you that complain about there not being any pictures: bring back the illustrated book!

February 26, 2013

Tuesday New Release Day: Haruf, Bakker, Moss, Peach, Prospectus 1

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New in fiction this week: Benediction by Kent Haruf and Ten White Geese by past IMPAC winner Gerbrand Bakker. In non-fiction: Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, Michael Moss’s food industry exposé excerpted in the recent Times Magazine. From the other side of the food spectrum is Issue 6 of Lucky Peach. […]

February 25, 2013

The Sound of Anathema 0

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“Some psychiatrists say that music has therapeutic powers and can even restore fluidity and mental structure for a moment in some patients – music is the opposite of chaos. It may be that heavy metal, the music his parents blamed in part for this entire catastrophe, is the only thing that gives order to my […]

February 25, 2013

Reading Under the Influence 0

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In general, it’s not much fun to read a book you don’t feel like reading — especially if that book is Antigone, you’re on Dexedrine, and you are Marilyn Monroe.

February 25, 2013

The Greatest Biscuits in the World 0

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It’s funny and fitting that Madame Proust, in a letter now on display at the Morgan Library, implored her son to share persnickety details about what time he got up in the morning. Another thing the exhibition, which celebrates the hundredth anniversary of Swann’s Way, reveals: early drafts of the book used “biscottes” in place of “madeleine.”

February 25, 2013

“David Shields = Canada” 0

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At HTML Giant, Catherine Lacey interviews David Shields, who says that his new book, How Literature Saved My Life, drew material from his stated identity as a “highly self-conscious lab rat.” For more, you can read our own Mark O’Connell’s review of his book in the Times.

February 24, 2013

“Media hype and unusual advertisements” 0

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The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Xujun Eberlein, a “China-born and now Boston-based” short story writer, essayist and blogger about recent literary happenings in her native country. The first question they asked has to do with Finnegans Wake, which is selling surprisingly well in Chinese bookstores.

February 24, 2013

“I feel very honoured, even if I can’t help thinking I must be a fraud” 0

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If Nicholas Wroe’s profile of Javier Marías doesn’t get you excited to read the Spanish novelist’s work, then maybe Hari Kunzru’s Year In Reading entry from this past year will do the trick.