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March 21, 2013

“Irish writers tell stories differently” 0

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St. Patrick’s Day is over but there’s always cause to celebrate Irish storytellers. (Plus March is Irish-American History Month!) In this video from Open Road Media, you can listen to Edna O’Brien, Joseph Caldwell, Ken Bruen and T.J. English discuss the components of Irish storytelling that make for such good craic. Also you can check […]

March 20, 2013

Liars and Cheats 0

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What happens when a Kickstarter campaign turns out to be a swindle?

March 20, 2013

The Internet Is For 0

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“Internet-centrism, then, treats ‘the Internet’ as an object that acts on society from outside, rather than a technological form that emerges from within a particular social and political situation.” The Los Angeles Review of Books reviews Evgeny Morozov’s latest critique of the digital age, To Save Everything, Click Here.

March 20, 2013

Mad, Bad, and Healthy to Know 0

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“It was spring. Byron was leaving England forever, a cloud of infamy hanging over him. (He is one of the few people you can write something like that about and have it be true; that is part of why he’s so satisfying.)” Via The Awl: the adventures of John Polidori, literary vampire and doctor to […]

March 20, 2013

Line / Break 0

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The nightmare of formatting gone awry: are e-readers bad for poetry?

March 20, 2013

Writing For Your Life 0

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“I think essay and memoir hang together in a balance. There’s any number of ways to strike it, but from Montaigne on down that balance seems key to their design.” The Paris Review interviews the essayist Michelle Orange, author of the recent This Is Running For Your Life.

March 19, 2013

Magical Listening 0

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At Salon, Kyle Minor listens to an audiobook recording of Joan Didion’s Salvador and finds that it remains “immediately relevant to a new reader whose memory of its context is more the kind of memory that arises from having read books about history than one that arises from having been old enough in 1983 to […]

March 19, 2013

Tuesday New Release Day: Adler, Nabokov, Hemon, Jansma 0

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At long last Renata Adler’s re-released Speedboat is out from NYRB Classics. The book’s attracted quite a bit of (deserved) pre-release hype. Also out today are a pair of books covered in our Great 2013 Book Preview: Vladimir Nabokov’s The Tragedy of Mr. Morn (no relation to yours truly) and Aleksandar Hemon’s The Book of […]

March 19, 2013

Indie Bound 0

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Naysayers, consider this: in the digital era, the brick-and-mortar bookstore might be experiencing a resurgence.

March 19, 2013

Never Say Never 0

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We are all Beliebers: the London Review of Books reviews The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, whose author, Teddy Wayne, told us last month that “it misses the point to discard fiction simply because it’s about social media or the celebrity-gossip machine and not Iraq or divorce.”