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December 16, 2011

Alfred Kazin’s Brownsville 0

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While reviewing  Alfred Kazin‘s Journals, Christopher Byrd pays a visit to Brownsville and Kazin’s boyhood home.

December 16, 2011

Whitman Passes Away 0

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George Whitman, owner of the storied Parisian English-language bookstore Shakespeare & Company, died this week at the age of 98.

December 16, 2011

Unheralded Greats 0

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Taylor Antrim takes a page out of Roxane Gay’s book and “goes in search of great 2011 fiction unjustly ignored by The New York Times.”

December 16, 2011

A Year in Reading: Christopher Boucher 2

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To me, this is a sign of a great book: It not only nests in your memory, but weaves itself into your life, giving you language for something you already knew, and just didn’t know you knew.

December 16, 2011

More On Hitchens 1

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In tribute to the passing of Christopher Hitchens, The Browser has collected some of his essays. His final memoir will be released in the states in April of next year.

December 16, 2011

A Peek Behind the Curtain 0

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Want to learn more about our acclaimed, annual Year in Reading series? At Electric Literature, I talk about how it started, how we put it together, and some of my favorite entries from years past.

December 16, 2011

We’ll Miss Hitch 0

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Vanity Fair remembers Christopher Hitchens, a favorite of ours who was always fun to root for, and who, as you’ve no doubt heard by now, died last night. Andrew Sullivan remembers an email exchange from happier times. Hitchens’ ebook from this year, The Enemy, is in our Hall of Fame, and we reviewed his memoir, […]

December 16, 2011

A Year in Reading: Denise Mina 0

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The writing is so crisp and clear that each sentence left me hankering for the next. More than that, and this is rare in biography, the book left me fond of the subject. I once cheered on a bus when Hemingway shot himself on page 998.

December 15, 2011

Most Overrated Books 2

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The Most Overrated Books of 2011 according to NY Daily News, and Steve Jobs is included?

December 15, 2011

Winter Reads: The Little House Books 0

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Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books bring an icy take on America in winter. To Guardian reader Alison Gibbsme, “as a child, they were full of adventure and excitement; as an adult I am shocked at how full of danger they are.”