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December 9, 2010

Bad Education: The Confessions of Ed Dante 1

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At The Chronicle of Higher Education: A breathtakingly ballsy piece by an anonymous professional writer of academic papers — friend to non-native speakers, the rich and lazy, and the hopelessly dim.  Whatever your professor wants, he delivers (for a fee, of course). This Ed Dante might remind you of Vitaly Borker, the charmingly unapologetic (and […]

December 9, 2010

A Year in Reading: Phillip Lopate 1

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What makes these books delightful, for me, is their worldly, tolerant understanding of human frailty: the author’s refusal to condemn, preach morality or be shocked by his characters’ infidelities and errors.

December 8, 2010

Big-timers 0

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Klosterman profiles Franzen for GQ.

December 8, 2010

Los Angeles Literary Highlights 0

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Los Angeles-based Millions readers might be interested in some upcoming readings/events with Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch, the authors of Ten Walks/Two Talks.  They’ll be at The Public School with Grace Krilanovich on Saturday, 12/11, at Family with Maggie Nelson on Sunday, 12/12, and at Book Soup with Tom Lutz on Thursday, 12/16.

December 8, 2010

A Year in Reading: Aimee Bender 4

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The reward for this pace is a calmness lifting up off the pages, and a careful generous dipping into a deep and beautiful well.

December 8, 2010

A Year in Reading: Tom Rachman 1

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Looking back now, I find scribbles of exhilaration and of disappointment.

December 8, 2010

A Year in Reading: Paul Murray 0

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With a linguistic elan that as a former student I can confirm is exceedingly rare in philosophy books, he attacks every form of received opinion of his day.

December 7, 2010

Amazon Shows Off ‘Kindle for the Web’ 0

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Amazon is battling the multi-platform capabilities of Google’s new ebookstore with its new “Kindle for the Web.” The demo makes it look pretty easy on the eyes. Kindle books were already accessible on a number of mobile platforms. What’s new here is taking the Kindle capabilities to the PC.

December 7, 2010

A Year in Reading: Anthony Doerr 2

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A quest for the loneliest places in the world.

December 7, 2010

A Year in Reading: Padgett Powell 1

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These cumbersome icebergs, troubling in the sea of smooth and coherent fiction, are pure delights in this book.