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December 9, 2012

Eden Walk 0

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“Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek discusses plans for his epic journey around the world and a groundbreaking experiment in slow journalism.”

December 9, 2012

Are The Bad Sex Awards… Bad? 2

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With news of this year’s winner fresh off the press, it’s easy to see how the Literary Review’s “Bad Sex Awards” are an annual delight to many readers (as well as an annual horror to several authors). But are they also counter-productive? As one former “winner” of the award asks, is the Bad Sex Award […]

December 9, 2012

Lament In The Night Excerpt 0

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Recommended Reading: An excerpt from Japanese author Shoson Nagahara’s Lament in the Night, courtesy of AAWW.

December 8, 2012

2012’s Most “Looked Up” Words 0

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According to the Merriam-Webster editors, the two most “looked up” words of 2012 were “capitalism” and “socialism.” Other words in the top ten? “Bigot,” “democracy,” and “meme.”

December 8, 2012

Nabokov Pitches Hitchcock 0

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Remember that time Vladimir Nabokov pitched Alfred Hitchcock a melodramatic love story about a girl and an astronaut? No? Read all about it.

December 8, 2012

“It’s why the gift horse is a gift” 0

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Recommended Reading: “The Tiny Men in the Horse’s Mouth” by Matthew Olzmann for New England Review.

December 7, 2012

Just Try Guessing the Plot 0

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The latest issue of The Milan Review, The Milan Review of Adultery, consists of a single novella. Back in 2009, when the author (Clancy Martin) came out with his debut, our own Garth Risk Hallberg reviewed it.

December 7, 2012

“Never will I tire of that silvery fluidity” 0

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“I hope this prize will incite thousands of British women to take close-up photos of their lovers’ bodies in all states of array and disarray.” Literary Review calls out the year’s most abominable sex scene.

December 7, 2012

Untranslated But Not Unloved 0

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Granta highlights their favorite untranslated writers.

December 7, 2012

The Case of Portnoy v. Feldman 0

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At the Jewish Daily Forward, Neal Pollack — he of The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature — takes on the retirement of his “contemporary,” Philip Roth.