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July 19, 2013

Don’t Shy Away 0

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Bad news for writers: shyness can’t be cured. Good news for writers: shyness makes us more creative.

July 18, 2013

Joyce Carol Oates Is A Glass of Water 0

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“I feel very transparent to myself. I’m more like an observer. I’m interested in what’s going on. I’m not sure that I really have a personality,” Joyce Carol Oates said in The New Yorker’s micro documentary about her writing life and routine. Pair with: our essay on Oates’ The Accursed.

July 18, 2013

Where She Was From 0

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For only $1.65 million, you can have a piece of Joan Didion’s childhood. Her high school home, The Didion House, is on the market in Sacramento. Before you make a bid, it might be good to brush up on California with Didion’s 2003 memoir, Where I Was From.

July 18, 2013

Take A Hike 0

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Reese Witherspoon needs a pair of hiking boots. She’s starring in the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild. Nick Hornby is penning the script. Pair with: our 2012 interview with Strayed.

July 18, 2013

We Dare You 0

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“The Dares. We’d been at them all summer: making each other do stuff, alone or together, just for the fun of it. Girls like us, with high GPAs and not a single boy looking our way, needed a little danger to get us through the summer.” Our own Edan Lepucki has a short story, “Ambulance […]

July 18, 2013

The Broken Novel 1

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Literary fiction is falling apart, but it might be for the best, Ted Gioia writes. In his essay, he explores the history of the fragmented novel (or the polyphonic novel as we’ve written about before) from Winesburg, Ohio to A Visit From the Goon Squad and fittingly, he does it in fragments.

July 17, 2013

Oh Boris 0

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At the LRB, Jonathan Coe reviews The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson, a book that delves into the satirical gold mine that is the Mayor of London.

July 17, 2013

The Giant of Myth 0

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The late David Rakoff was a longtime Salon contributor, and to celebrate his memory, the site published an excerpt of his rhyming novel, Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, which came out today.

July 17, 2013

More on Maxwell’s 0

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A few weeks ago, our own Nick Moran wrote about the closing of Maxwell’s, a Hoboken landmark that doubles as a restaurant and concert space. Now, at The Paris Review Daily, Josh Lieberman goes to the venue’s last Feelies concert, pointing out that “in no way is Maxwell’s an ideal place to see a show, […]

July 17, 2013

Talking with Konstantin Kakaes 0

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In the Tank, the blog of the New America Foundation, has a new interview up with Konstantin Kakaes, author of the latest e-book from The Millions. Among other things, he talks about what he would do if he ran NASA — “bring back a piece of Mars” — and mentions that the Voyager spacecrafts will […]