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December 13, 2011

A Year in Reading: David Vann 1

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In the midst of anarchists and chaos, he offers uncommon sympathy and grace in a marriage lost then found, and redemption from what we fear most, that we can’t run from who we are, that the past is waiting to ambush us.

December 13, 2011

The Best of the Best of the Best 0

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Lots and lots of great stories populate Longform‘s “Best of 2011” list.

December 13, 2011

Mississippi Music Issue 0

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The Oxford American‘s thirteenth annual music issue is on shelves now, and it comes with a 27-track mix CD. This year, the OA folks have focused on Mississippi musicians. You can get a free sample on their website.

December 13, 2011

A Year In Reading: Siddhartha Deb 0

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When I came to the end of the book, I couldn’t help but think of the author, of the blade opening up his stomach, and of the finishing cut administered by one of his assistants.

December 13, 2011

Wood on JJS 0

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Critic and occasional Millions commenter James Wood has added his own two cents to the growing collection of Pulphead reviews.

December 13, 2011

Perennial Errata 0

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The New York Times issues a correction note for something they’ve been messing up for 25 years.

December 13, 2011

Tuesday New Rease Day: Nesbø, Tillman 0

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Jo Nesbø has a new noir from the North this week, The Leopard. Also out: Richard Nash’s Red Lemonade continues to re-release the backlist of Millions favorite Lynne Tillman; this week it’s Motion Sickness and No Lease on Life.

December 13, 2011

A Year in Reading: Yaşar Kemal 2

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I was recently asked to name the novel that I thought best reflected the essence of the twentieth century, probably the most painful century of mankind, a century that saw inhuman indignities, bloody world wars, genocides.

December 12, 2011

A Year in Reading: Mona Simpson 7

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Bronte’s last novel has received only fourteen Amazon reviews to Jane Eyre’s 991, one written by a woman who admits that the book is the subject of her master’s thesis.

December 12, 2011

New Directions in The Coffin 0

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The Coffin Factory, a “magazine for people who love books,” interviews New Directions’ Barbara Epler and Tom Roberge about “publishing and finding bold, new experiments in literature from around the world.” (via)