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December 1, 2016

A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson 0

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As I was reading, I was thinking that anyone interested in the intellectual life of the 19th century would profit from this book, but having finished it, I think anyone interested in intellectual life, period, should get it.

December 1, 2016

A Year in Reading: 2016 4

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This is the 13th year of the series, and it feels like the most necessary yet.

December 23, 2015

Year in Reading Outro 3

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Year in Reading reminds me of that cinematic device where the camera slowly backs away from the characters we’ve been following until it’s looking at them from outside their window, and then back farther still until you see into their neighbors’ windows as well, and farther still to show a whole building of occupied windows, and then a whole city, until you are looking at hundreds of little scenes in hundreds of little windows.

December 22, 2015

A Year in Reading: Kate Harding 29

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As a 21st-century ranty feminist, I like to think I’m above all that, and yet there’s my actual reading list from the past year: A bunch of white women, and one mixed-race man.

December 22, 2015

A Year in Reading: Lauren Holmes 0

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I was excited about contributing to this list until I remembered that I mostly read celebrity memoirs and self-help books this year.

December 22, 2015

A Year in Reading: Maggie Nelson 0

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Chelsea Girls is a work of kinetic, ecstatic, muscular, hilarious, sorrowful, valiant, original, necessary, and timeless genius.

December 21, 2015

A Year in Reading: Rachel Eliza Griffiths 0

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Here, quickly, are some more titles, both old and new, that changed me, whether by their grief, their beauty, their joy, their violence, their ambition, their desire, their imagination, their history, or future, but always, by their truth and courage.

December 21, 2015

A Year in Reading: Kerry Howley 0

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Everyone tells you about the fog of unreason that follows a new baby. No one tells you about the day the fog lifts and you blink back into the world of human arrangement. It’s fucking awful.

December 21, 2015

A Year in Reading: Summer Brennan 0

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What rough and bloviating beast, with fake tan and tawny comb-over, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

December 20, 2015

A Year in Reading: Bill Morris 0

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This year brought forth another crop of terrific books about the D, as we Detroiters refer to our beloved, beleaguered hometown.