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March 21, 2011

The Great Read Shark: Fear and Loathing at 40 27

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When the Flower Children finished sitting in and singing mean songs about the president, most cut their hair and found jobs. But not Raoul Duke.

March 18, 2011

Round One is In the Books 0

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As round one of the Tournament of Books wraps up, The Morning News offers some statistical analysis as well as some commentary that addresses the competition and controversies thus far. Round two commences next week!

March 18, 2011

The New Yorker on The Late American Novel 0

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The folks at The New Yorker’s Book Bench offer their take at The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books. (Spoiler Alert: Katherine Hepburn gets a shoutout.)

March 18, 2011

The Millions Interview: Alejandro Zambra 2

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Zambra is at the forefront of Latin American literature. He is young, Chilean, and writes with a poetic lucidity that engages a reader from the first line.

March 18, 2011

Laugh Lines: Mike Sacks’s Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason 1

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Do you perform yoga in parks? Do you carry an NPR Fresh Air tote bag? If you don’t mind getting made fun of, Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason is for you.

March 17, 2011

A helping hand 0

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This week, Melville House is donating all profits from books purchased on their website to Japan disaster relief.

March 17, 2011

The New York Times Online Subscription Plan Details Are Here 0

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The Times has announced its long-awaited (and -feared) digital subscription plan: “Under the plan, which begins on March 28, visitors to NYTimes.com will be able to read 20 articles a month free. The most frequent users will pay $15 a month; print subscribers will have unlimited access.” A letter to readers about the plan from […]

March 17, 2011

Modern Library Revue: #4 Lolita 7

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(A signal event in English, by a Russian, about sex with children, published by a French purveyor of mostly-filth of a pretty banal sort.)

March 17, 2011

Henry James and the Joys of Binge Reading 19

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It is clear that James is not passé, and never was. He is, in fact, perhaps more relevant than ever; but his works lie in a strange place outside of time, and they were written that way.

March 16, 2011

They call it an accident, a catastrophe. But it was a war. 0

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n+1 publishes a chilling personal account of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, as the crisis mounts at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.