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December 20, 2013

Wrapping Up A Year in Reading 2013 4

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It was fun and now we’re done.

December 19, 2013

A Year In Reading: Charles Blackstone 4

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Hasn’t it always been the case that art is supposed to make you question your assumptions? And radically so? And really good art takes all of your assumptions away and reinvents you? That’s what Tampa does.

December 19, 2013

The Girl Who Continued A Series Posthumously 0

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Stieg Larsson’s Swedish publishers have hired David Lagercrantz to write a fourth novel in the best-selling Millennium trilogy. Lagercrantz’s last book was a biography of soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

December 19, 2013

An Experimental Review of an Experimental Translation 1

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Matthew Jakubowski’s “experimental review” of Yoko Tawada’s Portrait of a Tongue is unlike anything you’ve read in months, and I promise you that.

December 19, 2013

A Year in Reading: Ann Hood 0

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Even if I wasn’t attracted to all things Naples, these novels are exactly what makes for terrific reading — they are literary but accessible, poignant and emotionally true, and they explore both friendship and the role of women against a setting that is lively and interesting.

December 19, 2013

“I was born as a woman, I talk you to death” 0

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Recommended Reading: “The Hypno-Domme Speaks, and Speaks and Speaks” by Patricia Lockwood, which has been in my head for two days now.

December 19, 2013

A Year in Reading: Bennett Sims 3

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The book contains laugh-out-loud scenes with junkies, dealers, and a defense lawyer; charming childhood memories involving Candyland; and moving accounts of Clune’s daily practice of sobriety

December 18, 2013

A Year in Reading: Kevin Hartnett 4

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A friend told me he still considers it the finest fictional depiction of marriage he’s ever read. I agree.

December 18, 2013

A Year in Reading: Kevin Barry 3

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He is the bastard love-child of John McGahern and JG Ballard, and this is a brilliant book.

December 18, 2013

The Best of the Internet 0

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The Bygone Bureau asked a whole heap of people to write for their annual “Best of the Internet” post, and I was one of them. Come on over to see what I have to say about Ted Berrigan, a Twitter robot, and a certain type of found poetry.