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July 31, 2015

The Unwritten Profile: On The End Of The Tour 0

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Perhaps the biggest compliment I can give to The End of the Tour, the new film about a five-day interview between the writer David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, is that I finally started reading Wallace again.

July 30, 2015

Browne’s Guide to Science Writing 0

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Want to write about science? Let Sir Thomas Browne, “17th-century know-it-all,” show you how.

July 30, 2015

Ur-Road Movie 0

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“This is the first one, the big one, the ur-road movie: the Odyssey.” Charlotte Higgins writes about how Homer’s epic goes far beyond geography for The Guardian.

July 30, 2015

Long-form Godfather 0

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Ernest Hemingway, “the godfather of long-form” nonfiction? Richard Brody argues so in the New Yorker, citing Hemingway’s autobiographical, and wildly ambitious, The Green Hills of Africa.

July 30, 2015

Bold but Messy: On Eileen Myles and the Fugitive Form 1

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It is social media that, unsurprisingly, has helped to push this once avant-garde approach into the mainstream.

July 29, 2015

Breaking Out 0

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As part of a collaboration with several international magazines, Full-Stop is publishing Babelsprech International, a series of articles on poetry around the world. In the latest edition, Karel Piorecký writes about contemporary Czech poetry, drawing a line between the pre- and post-Communist periods. Related: John Yargo on the Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal.

July 29, 2015

Little Ones 0

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Recommended Reading: Adam Gopnik on the writings of Max Beerbohm.

July 29, 2015

Airy Fairy 0

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Anyone who’s majored in the humanities has likely heard warnings that it’s better to major in the sciences. If, as many would have it, we live in a scientist’s world, what place is there for the arts? At the Ploughshares blog, Cathe Shubert finds a place for writers in a STEM-obsessed society. You could also read […]

July 29, 2015

Pirouettes 0

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We’ve covered the Atlantic series By Heart a number of times before. It features notable authors writing about their favorite passages. In the latest edition, Mary-Beth Hughes picks out a paragraph from Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Blue Flower, about a poet who’s trying to cope with grief. Sample quote: “Reading Fitzgerald, I felt it was possible […]

July 29, 2015

The Booker’s Dozen: The 2015 Booker Longlist 0

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The Booker judges have put together a diverse and intriguing list.