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August 22, 2016

An Open Letter to the Teenager Who Ruined My Copy of ‘Ragtime’ 7

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You destroyed Doctorow’s masterpiece; the least you can do is understand my frustration.

August 22, 2016

It Was Happening 0

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  “Stop smoking, first of all, and then don’t hold your breath, don’t cough, do not for any reason pick up heavy packages, boxes, suitcases. Never lean over, or dive headfirst into water. The carnal throes of passion were forbidden, because even an ardent kiss could cause my veins to burst.” At long last, Lina Meruane’s semi-autobiographical […]

August 22, 2016

The Voices Who Confided 0

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Head over to The Literary Hub and take a look at this excerpt from Svetlana Alexievich’s newest book, Second-Hand Time, which has been called a “history of emotions” chronicling the demise of Soviet communism. While you’re at it, take a look at this Millions profile/interview with Alexievich from earlier this summer.

August 22, 2016

Don’t Believe the Haters: In Defense of ‘Genius’ 1

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I will not deny that more people are interested in organized crime than book editing when it comes to sheer volume — but that does not classify editing as unfit for cinema.

August 21, 2016

I Slide and Slide 0

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“In the dark comes spiders out of art and first I’m sleuthed away. Measuring up the vying worlds. Meandering into the emphasised words but under neat speeches are oceanous platitudes and so I slide and slide.” An exclusive excerpt from Year in Reading alumna Eimear McBride’s new novel, The Lesser Bohemians, in The Times Literary […]

August 21, 2016

A Letter from a Friend 0

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Recommended Reading: Orrin Devinsky remembers his best friend, Oliver Sacks.

August 21, 2016

Light as a Feather 0

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“We can work harder to mourn, get better at it, connect it better to how we live, how we care for people, how we educate people. It’s politics, for me.” ZYZZYVA interviews Max Porter about his Grief Is the Thing with Feathers. Pair with Lidia Yuknavitch’s Millions essay on grief and art.

August 21, 2016

A Slow Death 0

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Gawker.com will end operations next week – and this time it’s for good. Over at the New Yorker, Jia Solentino writes about what made Gawker singular in the online world. “A lively, difficult brand of unevenness was inherent in Gawker’s work, and this still seems to confound people: Why, if it took its work seriously, […]

August 20, 2016

A Room of Her Own 0

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Recommended Listening: Sandra Cisneros on moving into her first apartment and finding a room of her own.

August 20, 2016

Rejecting Tidy Narratives 0

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For Lenny, Lidia Yuknavitch talks about suffering, art, and her path to writing. “I believe in art the way other people believe in God,” she says. For more of her writing, check out her Millions essay on grief that births art.