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February 4, 2015

The Millions Top Ten: January 2015 0

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Two new Hall of Famers are minted and two titles debut on our list.

February 4, 2015

“You become an enormous bright white projector screen” 0

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Recommended Reading: This interview at The Rumpus with Chloe Caldwell.

February 4, 2015

From A to Zuckerman 0

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Looking to get into Philip Roth? Not sure where to start in the perennial Nobel favorite’s massive ouevre? Thankfully, the novelist Gabriel Roth is here, swooping in with the only guide you’ll ever need. He explains why Portnoy’s Complaint made the splash it did, why Goodbye, Columbus put Roth on the map, and why the character […]

February 4, 2015

Beyond the Mirror 0

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Over at Bookslut, Brian Nicholson follows up our recent piece on Silvina Ocampo’s Thus Were Their Faces with his own review of the book, writing that “She does not need to invent books of infinite pages, for the world of what we know already contains things as strange as mirrors.” The review draws a comparison […]

February 4, 2015

Exclusive: The Opening Lines of Garth Risk Hallberg’s ‘City on Fire’ 2

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Right now, Hallberg and the book are being featured at the ABA’s annual Winter Institute, a sort of Davos for independent booksellers.

February 3, 2015

The Bad Luck Club 0

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By the age of twenty-one, Eugene O’Neill had dropped out of Princeton, fathered a child and caught syphilis on a trip through South America. He was, in his own words, “the Irish luck kid,” blessed in a strange way with misfortune. Yet he went on to win a Pulitzer eleven years later. How did he […]

February 3, 2015

“Deceptively spare” 0

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“The art style also changes from chapter to chapter — some panels fill the pages to the edges and are overwhelming in their dark palette; some seem ordinary in proportion, confident; others fill the space around small figures with words, words, words; and others still have a minimalist, sketch-like quality and barely occupy the page […]

February 3, 2015

Wifely Pursuits 0

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Tolstoy has a new book out. No, not that Tolstoy — Sofiya Tolstoy, wife of Leo Nikolayevich. Her long-lost novella, which languished for years in the Tolstoy Museum in Moscow, has finally been published, as part of an expanded edition of her husband’s The Kreutzer Sonata. At Slate, Ron Rosenbaum praises her story, calling it “graceful, […]

February 3, 2015

An Eye to the Edges: On Other Stories 0

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It’s frustrating sometimes, for many of us, to be reminded of the stories that matter apart from our own and that we might be complicit in pushing them out to the margins.

February 3, 2015

Harper Lee Will Publish a Sequel to “Mockingbird” 0

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Harper announced today that To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee will publish a sequel to her famous novel this July. The sequel, titled Go Set a Watchman, was originally written before To Kill a Mockingbird, and features that book’s main character Scout as a grown woman. The book is Lee’s second novel, and the first she’s published since the 1950s.