Literary

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“I’d intended to provoke; what I got instead was sixty reviews in a vacuum.” Jonathan Franzen said this after penning a little-known manifesto, before he published The Corrections, spurned

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Neil Gaiman established himself long ago as sort of a literary jack of all trades.

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In the second and final installment of a recent extended back-and-forth (shouldn't it be "forth and back"?) between President Obama and Marilynne Robinson in The New York Review of Books,

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Is there a writer who has not aspired to contribute to The New Yorker? Merely even one piece? That would be a prize.

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Libraries, books, writing, and writers as subjects are fascinating, even collectively.

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“This is a thoughtful, thought-provoking little book that is well worth your attention.”

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If you are an appreciative reader of Adam Kirschs’ articles and reviews in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere you

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“It’s a shared journey that is carefully documented by editor Chad Wriglesworth in notes and index.

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“Ms. Robinson is correct to point out that liberalism and religion are not incompatible and that there are enough historical examples and living persons bearing witness to the fact.

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“The Ecstasy of Influence is a book worth reading—it redraws the map of popular culture and, in so doing, pushes us beyond the confines of our comfortable minds, out into the larger world

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“In the Spring of 2012 a new novel from Edmund White entitled Jack Holmes and His Friend, is upcoming. The reader hopes that with this new work of fiction Mr.

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“This book is recommended to anyone involved in health care—from student to practitioner to teacher or administrator—to remind us all of the traditions that nurture and feed us.

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“And while the idea of a life consisting of essays might intrigue, The Other Walk does not.”