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July 20, 2015

A Review in Verse 0

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There’s a new Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get?,  due out in a week, and Michiko Kakutani has reviewed it in verse for the New York Times. A sample: “Yes, yes, it’s truer than true: The great doctor made fun that was funny! His creatures are shaggy and splendid and squishy, In a cosmos uncertain but […]

July 20, 2015

Kafka’s Century 0

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Kafka‘s The Metamorphosis has officially hit the century mark, and over at The Guardian Richard T. Kelly celebrates with “100 thoughts for 100 years.” Pair with our own Matt Seidel‘s thoughts on rereading Kafka’s masterpiece, which you can find here.

July 20, 2015

A World Is Hidden in the Things People Say: Linda Rosenkrantz’s ‘Talk’ 1

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Talk said that women speak about sex, drugs, alcohol, S&M, masturbation, boys, adultery, abortion, the pill, vaginas, urination, underwear, penises, and periods. It vocalized an unfairly hidden world.

July 19, 2015

Thanks for Nothing, Dickens 0

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Want to publish anonymously (and then stay that way)? Be thankful you’re not friends with Charles Dickens.

July 18, 2015

Muses and Bodies and Art and Grief 0

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Recommended listening: David Naimon talks with Lidia Yuknavitch about “Muses, Bodies and Biography.” Pair with Yuknavitch’s Millions essay on art and grieving.

July 17, 2015

Eating And/Or Reading 0

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“The joy of reading about the meals of others shows that, in many ways, we are simple creatures: by merely looking upon someone else eating we can feel better fed.” In the New Yorker, Bee Wilson considers the “Pleasures of the Literary Meal,” something Seth Sawyers wrote about for the Millions last year.

July 17, 2015

James Tate in Hypertext 0

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This week in book-related infographics: a hypertext tribute to the late poet James Tate, organized by Electric Literature and featuring “personal memories of Tate, commentary about his work, and recordings of some of his most meaningful poems.”

July 17, 2015

Just Saying… 0

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William Carlos Williams was a poet born for the age of Twitter. Or, rather, his poem “This is Just to Say” is perfect for Twitter parodies. Potato, potahto.

July 17, 2015

The Book Report: Episode 24: Sequels We’d Like to Discover 2

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This week, Janet and Mike get inspired by Harper Lee’s new Go Kill a Watchbird, and talk about sequels to classic books they’d like to discover.

July 16, 2015

Still Neglected 0

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In 1970 The American Scholar published a list of works that “distinguished men and women” deemed neglected. Now, inspired by a LitHub essay on “10 Great Writers Nobody Reads,” the Scholar‘s editors are revisiting those neglected books to see if anything’s changed. Pair their efforts with Claire Cameron‘s look at the unlikely rise of the […]