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October 16, 2014

Natasha: On a Storyteller Raised by a Wolf 6

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I used to think that, until I began reading and writing in college, I had no literary education, but I was wrong. I had Natasha.

October 15, 2014

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We’ve published a fair number of pieces about the import of book covers. You may have read one of our US-UK book cover battles. Over at The Awl, Amanda Pickering takes a look at one of the stranger aspects of book design: the animals that appear on the covers of programming books.

October 15, 2014

“Back then, in 1992, it was Billy” 0

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Recommended Reading: “Billy” by Sarah Braunstein.

October 15, 2014

Sprechen? 0

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Recently, a Czech linguist named Jakob Murian came up with an estimate of the number of languages your average European speaks. The study is complicated, however, by the question of how much you need to know to really understand a given language. At the LRB’s blog, Glen Newey asks: are you fluent when you can order a […]

October 15, 2014

Do Not Tell Me This Is Not Beautiful: On the Collaborative Art of Words and Images 3

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The collaborative medium between prose and photography, poetry and photography deserves a more established home in the spectrum of the literary world.

October 15, 2014

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For those of you who’ve ever wondered to what extent e.e. cummings wrote prose the way he wrote poetry, there’s this letter to consider, published by The Paris Review Daily to commemorate the poet’s birthday. It’s addressed to Ezra Pound, and it features phrases including but not limited to “macarchibald maclapdog macleash.”

October 15, 2014

2014 National Book Award Shortlists Released 0

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This year’s Fiction Shortlist includes a Millions staff writer in impressive company.

October 14, 2014

Richard Flanagan Wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize 0

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The book is the story of an Australian prisoner of war, among more than 9,000 who were forced to build a railway through Burma and Thailand.

October 14, 2014

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Why do Americans read so few translated works? A lot of reasons come to mind, but one is that translated books are often the purview of small publishers, who don’t have the same marketing budgets as the larger companies in the industry. At The New Yorker’s Currency blog, Vauhini Vara looks at the statistics compiled by Three Percent, […]

October 14, 2014

Tough Broads 0

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“The rest of the morning went like that. We did synchronized clapping. We did active listening. We did a role-play exercise in which I was a girl waiting for a bus and Karloff was a masher, but when I started flirting back, she didn’t like it. I got four more cups of coffee and felt […]