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December 16, 2014

Tuesday New Release Day: Inbinder; Gunn; Marston; British Library 0

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Out this week: The Devil in Montmartre by Gary Inbinder; The Emperor of Ice Cream by Dan Gunn; Deeds of Darkness by Edward Marston; and The Cat and the Moon and Other Cat Poems, chosen by the British Library. For more on these and other recent titles, check out our Great Second-half 2014 Book Preview. […]

December 16, 2014

A Year in Reading: Lydia Millet 0

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I haven’t been so bowled over by a poet’s sense of humor since…well, possibly ever.

December 15, 2014

A Year in Reading: Michelle Huneven 0

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I listen to audiobooks throughout the day, as I garden and cook, clean the kitchen and drive, and I have a contemporary child’s delight in listening to my favorites as often as I please.

December 15, 2014

A Year in Reading: Hannah Pittard 3

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It is a somersault through time and space.

December 15, 2014

No Light Before 0

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Recommended Reading: Peter Fulham on William Styron’s Darkness Visible.

December 15, 2014

A Year in Reading: Gina Frangello 0

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Manguso is a singular writer, as distinctive and inimitable as Anne Carson, but more accessible, and her books, though unflinchingly unsentimental and devoid of any New Age mumbo jumbo, are tender, deeply spiritual beasts.

December 15, 2014

Garrets Etc. 0

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Most writers, unless they’re lucky enough to have an ideal place in which to work, make do with the best space available. For Colum McCann’s father, the shed in his backyard, which “always smelled damp inside, as if the rain rose up out of the carpet,” sufficed for the fiction he wrote after coming home […]

December 15, 2014

A Year in Reading: Rebecca Makkai 0

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We end up with something almost like a constellation, beautiful points of light which we’re at liberty to connect. The language itself is as relaxed and elegant as the structure.

December 14, 2014

A Year in Reading: Rachel Fershleiser 2

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It has been a fucking great year for books about women.

December 14, 2014

How Writers Read Vol. 2 0

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I’ve written before about The Believer‘s “How Writers Read” series, and now the second installment, which includes questions about guilty reading and the constant debate between short and long books, is online.