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July 7, 2012

Very Short Story Contest 3

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Want a chance to win $200 and a shot at glory? Consider entering The Coffin Factory’s “Very Short Story Contest.” The deadline is August 15th.

July 7, 2012

Jon Cotner’s Floating World 0

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As part of the River to River Festival, poet Jon Cotner has put together a “floating world,” or a map of Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō’s work transposed onto Rockefeller Park. Each hour, Cotner will lead a tour through the world. This isn’t the first time Cotner’s done something cool like this, either. Check out our […]

July 7, 2012

Possible Release of Mitch Hedberg’s Notebooks 0

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Lynn Shawcroft is comedian Mitch Hedberg’s widow, and she curates MitchHedberg.net. In a series of tweets this week, Shawcroft alluded to the possibility that she’ll be releasing Hedberg’s notebooks in the near future, perhaps as part of a book. Of course some excerpts from Hedberg’s notebooks are already available online, such as this fantastic sketch […]

July 7, 2012

Let’s Start a Gallery of Found Art 0

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“Italian art historians claim they have found 100 previously unknown works by Caravaggio.”

July 6, 2012

“It’s a process that doesn’t stop.” 0

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An in depth interview with Chris Andrews on the subject of translating Roberto Bolaño and César Aira.

July 6, 2012

Well-informed ghosts 0

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Kurt Anderson on the difference between writing a novel in first and third person voice: “Most third-person narrators are less like omniscient gods than exceedingly snoopy, well-informed ghosts. “

July 6, 2012

Trashy reads 0

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This blog post from the NYT Magazine’s culture editor Adam Sternbergh rounds up some some well known lit lovers’ suggestions for some of those of you looking for some “red hot summer trash” to add to your reading list. Maud Newton and our own Garth Risk Hallberg both recommended Lonesome Dove, so that’s going on […]

July 6, 2012

Junot Díaz Cover Art 0

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Junot Díaz’s forthcoming collection This is How You Lose Her now has cover art. It appears to be video game inspired.

July 5, 2012

47 New Ways to Bid Arms Goodbye 0

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Apparently Faulkner isn’t the only modernist getting a little repackaging. A new edition of A Farewell to Arms that includes each of the 47 endings Hemingway wrote for the novel will be published later this week.

July 5, 2012

Maybe he just doesn’t take režektion very well? 1

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Philosopher Slavoj Žižek doesn’t seem very happy these days. Yesterday he published a harsh response to the lukewarm reception NYRB and the Guardian gave his recently published opus, Less Than Nothing. And his declaration that “99% of people are boring idiots” in an recent interview  does little to soften his image.