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October 18, 2011

Staff Pick: Born to Run by Christopher McDougall 2

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Let me get this out of the way: I hate running. I never enjoyed it: it hurt, it was boring, and I always worried about getting a sunburn.

October 18, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Whitehead, Jin, Gray 0

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Colson Whitehead’s zombie thriller Zone One hits shelves today, as does Ha Jin’s Nanjing Requiem. Also out is The Journals of Spalding Gray.

October 17, 2011

Lolita Grows Up 0

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Vladimir Nabokov‘s Lolita has gone through many cover transformations over the years. Did you know this one was supposed to be sideways?

October 17, 2011

Millennium Trilogy 0

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Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy is going to be adapted into a series of comic books by DC Entertainment. David Fincher‘s movie adaptation (trailers and information here) is slated for a December 21st release.

October 17, 2011

Miranda July Steals 0

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“I discovered that stealing required a loose, casual energy,” writes Miranda July. “A sort of oneness with the environment, like surfing or horse-whispering.”

October 17, 2011

DFW’s Nonfiction 0

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Leveling the kind of accusation that perhaps only such an esteemed writer can, Jonathan Franzen intimates that David Foster Wallace‘s nonfiction (such as “Shipping Out“) wasn’t exactly honest.

October 17, 2011

MetaMaus 0

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Art Spiegelman sits down with NPR to discuss MetaMaus, which released October 4.

October 17, 2011

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Write ‘The Marriage Plot’ 24

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The irony was clear: here I was, cheating on a novel that had once been my mistress!

October 16, 2011

Green Girl and Zipper Mouth Release Party 0

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If you like leading ladies so blazing they burn a hole in your head, make way to the East Village on Tuesday evening to hear Kate Zambreno and Laurie Weeks read at Dixon Place. Their latest novels, Green Girl and Zipper Mouth, depict  intense, edgy women with razor-sharp prose. And befitting both protagonists, there will […]

October 16, 2011

“There is No Truth” 0

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Rule number one in journalism: Don’t call the person you are interviewing a fucking asshole. James Frey of A Millions Little Pieces discloses what he believes is the future of the written word. (via)