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October 4, 2011

SF’s Thriving Libraries 0

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Book lovers say it’s nothing to keep quiet about: San Francisco’s libraries are thriving.

October 4, 2011

DARE, Hear Americans Talk 0

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In 1965, researchers set out in campers to hear Americans talk. The Dictionary of American Regional English is a road trip of the mind. (Via Arts & Letters Daily.)

October 4, 2011

Nicholson Baker and Friendly’s 0

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Nicholson Baker talks about why he does so much writing at Friendly’s, a fast food chain that soon may exist only in its descriptions.

October 4, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Lewis, Saramago, DeWitt, Ondaatje, Enright, Hoffman, Harrison, Barnes, Adria, Hawkins 0

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Michael Lewis’s last book made our Hall of Fame. Now he’s back with a new book that widens his focus to the financial dramas around the world with Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World. Also out this week, Jose Saramago’s posthumously published Cain, Helen DeWitt’s long-awaited Lightning Rods, Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table (reviewed […]

October 4, 2011

The Pure Writer’s Heart: Fante, Father, and Son 4

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The calamities of John Fante’s career are well known and threaten to overtake his fiction as the most important element of his life.

October 4, 2011

“Horrible things happen everywhere”: The Millions Interview with Craig Thompson 5

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“There’s a very offensive Islamophobia that happens in the media. But then there’s also this overly-PC, liberal reaction to tiptoe around a lot of subjects which I think is its own form of insult.”

October 3, 2011

Graphic Novelists 0

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HTMLGiant‘s Jimmy Chen follows up his “Author venn diagram” with a “Men matrix” and a “Women matrix.”

October 3, 2011

The HemingWAY 0

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James Salter reviews Paul Hendrickson‘s Hemingway’s Boat for The New York Review of Books. Relatedly, Helena Price has been using 1000memories to compile “memory pages” to “explore the life of Ernest Hemingway as well as his friends and family.” Of particular note is this poster imploring us to “Live the HemingWAY.” Also related, The Paris […]

October 3, 2011

Bartholomew, DeLillo, Thomson 0

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In a Grantland interview with Rafe Bartholomew, Don DeLillo talks Underworld, baseball, and Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World.”

October 3, 2011

Javier Sicilia’s Movement 0

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Mexican poet Javier Sicilia founded the Movement for Peace With Justice and Dignity as a means of combating the horrific slew of drug-related murders plaguing his country. As he explains in this translated letter to Mexico’s government, his cause is personally motivated.