Recent Articles

July 11, 2014

You’re (Printed In) Carcosa Now 0

by

The Only RX Press is calling for short stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words “related to or inspired by True Detective.” (Related: Our own Ujala Sehgal recommended five crime novels in which the women are the true detectives.)

July 11, 2014

Édouard Levé’s “Monstrous Paradox.” 0

by

Millions staffer Mark O’Connell recently took a look at Édouard Levé’s Works. “For the most part, it’s a catalogue of unrealized creativity,” he writes. “Which in the very extensiveness of its cataloging becomes a monstrous paradox of realized creativity.” (Related: O’Connell previously reviewed Levé’s Suicide and Autoportrait for our site.)

July 11, 2014

July Books: Reading for the Month of Revolutions 0

by

Here is a list of suggested reading for the heat and upheaval of July.

July 10, 2014

Mrs. Dalloway’s Privacy 0

by

Joshua Rothman writes for The New Yorker about Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway, privacy and “a gift that you’ve been given, which you must hold onto and treasure but never open.”

July 10, 2014

The History of the Blurb 0

by

What if Petrarch had blurbed The Divine Comedy, or Shakespeare, “author of Tony Award-winning sensation Hamlet,” had reviewed Don Quixote? Tom Rachman imagines these blurbs and more for The Rumpus, and his piece pairs well with our brief history of the blurb.

July 10, 2014

“55 Thoughts” On The Air 0

by

Recommended listening: Our own Nick Ripatrazone talks with NHPR about his Millions essay, “55 Thoughts for English Teachers.”

July 10, 2014

Making Mistakes 0

by

“These were my two first mistakes about honesty: I thought it meant relentless self-flagellation, and I thought it could redeem everything.” Leslie Jamison and Anna Holmes discuss the mistakes they made as young writers.

July 10, 2014

“A Giant Empathy Machine” 1

by

“It may be true… that the internet will turn out to be ‘a giant empathy machine.’ And yet, as any reader knows, we’ve already had one for centuries.” Drew Calvert reviews The Novel: A Biography for the Los Angeles Review of Books and provides an argument for the novel in the digital age.

July 10, 2014

The Scourge of the Peloton: On Tim Krabbé’s The Rider 0

by

In honor of the Tour de France, taking to the couch with Tim Krabbé’s sports classic.

July 9, 2014

New Ishiguro: The Buried Giant 0

by

We didn’t catch it in time for our big preview, but Kazuo Ishiguro’s forthcoming novel The Buried Giant, now has an official U.S. release date of March 2015. The novel is the author’s first in 10 years, and his British publisher says it will be about “lost memories, love, revenge and war.”