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Considering the American Voice

Irving Howe wrote for the Book Review about American literature — “moving from visions to problems, from ecstasy to trouble, from self to society” — on July 4, 1976. “Land of the free? Yes, but also home of the exploited.” Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-07-02 21:18:57 UTC ]
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When James Baldwin and Langston Hughes Reviewed Each Other

Authors aren’t allowed mutual reviews in the Book Review anymore, but in the 1950s there was a moment of kismet. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-26 09:44:07 UTC ]
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‘Say Thank You Say I’m Sorry’

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown writes for the Book Review about life during the pandemic. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-15 22:30:58 UTC ]
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Considering Whether Writers Are Born or Made

In this week’s issue, A.O. Scott writes about Wallace Stegner. In 1948, Stegner wrote for the Book Review about universities as a place for training writers. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-05 09:00:03 UTC ]
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World Literature Today Announces 2020 Student Translation Prize Winners

News and Events The Editors of WLT From left to right, prose winner Jamie Lauer and writer Pía Barros, poetry winner Russell Karrick, poet Lucía Estrada. Jamie Lauer and Russell Karrick recently were named as the recipients of the third annual... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2020-05-18 13:29:17 UTC ]
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Looking at Albert Camus’s “The Plague”

In 1948, Stephen Spender wrote for the Book Review about Albert Camus’s “The Plague,” a novel about an epidemic spreading across the French Algerian city of Oran. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-05-15 18:03:35 UTC ]
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Looking at the History of Viruses and Public Opinion

In 1999, David Papineau wrote for the Book Review about “Flu,” Gina Kolata’s book about the 1918 influenza pandemic and the hunt for the virus that caused it. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-04-09 09:00:05 UTC ]
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Considering Kurt Vonnegut and Who Survives

This week, Lorrie Moore discusses her life as a reader in By the Book. In 1985, Moore wrote for the Book Review about “Galápagos,” Kurt Vonnegut’s novel about a group of survivors stranded on the Galápagos Islands because of an apocalypse. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-03-27 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Considering Steven Levy and Artificial Life

In this week’s issue, Natasha Singer reviews “Facebook: The Inside Story,” by Steven Levy. In 1992, William Poundstone wrote for the Book Review about “Artificial Life,” Levy’s book about the science and nuance of life creation in silico. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-03-13 09:00:04 UTC ]
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Looking at Gish Jen and the Conglomeration of Others

This week, Karen Thompson Walker reviews Gish Jen’s new novel, “The Resisters.” In 1999, Jean Thompson wrote for the Book Review about “Who’s Irish?,” Jen’s collection of short stories about the ambitions and compromises of immigrants and their children. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-02-21 10:00:05 UTC ]
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Revisiting Marriage and ‘Dept. of Speculation’

This week, Leslie Jamison reviews Jenny Offill’s new novel, “Weather.” In 2014, Roxane Gay wrote for the Book Review about “Dept. of Speculation,” Offill’s novel about a fractured marriage between a writer and a radio broadcaster. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-02-07 14:53:13 UTC ]
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Revisiting Stephen Wright and Historical Fiction

This week, Kevin Wilson reviews Stephen Wright’s new novel, “Processed Cheese.” In 2006, Laura Miller wrote for the Book Review about “The Amalgamation Polka,” Wright’s novel about the descendant of both ardent abolitionists and unwavering slaveholders. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-31 10:00:10 UTC ]
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Considering Zora Neale Hurston and the Legacy of Fiction

This week, Jabari Asim reviews a collection of short stories by Zora Neale Hurston. In 1978, Henry Louis Gates Jr. wrote for the Book Review about Robert Hemenway’s “Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography.” Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-24 10:00:06 UTC ]
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Everyone Can Be a Book Reviewer. Should They Be?

“Anyone can be a critic.” It’s a common lament these days now that the book review landscape is changing. English professors and book reviewers in newspapers aren’t the only tastemakers in literary criticism anymore: Goodreads community members, anonymous or top reviewers on Amazon, and... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-23 09:48:23 UTC ]
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Revisiting Robert Peace and Self-Invention

This week, Anand Giridharadas reviews “The New Class War,” by Michael Lind. In 2014, Giridharadas wrote for the Book Review about “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace,” in which Jeff Hobbs wrote about his murdered college roommate. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-16 22:37:52 UTC ]
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Looking at Agatha Christie and Feminism

This week, Claire Jarvis reviews a biography of Virginia Woolf by Gillian Gill. In 1990, John Mortimer wrote for the Book Review about “Agatha Christie: The Woman and Her Mysteries,” Gill’s biography of Christie. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-10 10:00:03 UTC ]
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Revisiting American Short Stories Selected by John Updike

This week, Annalisa Quinn reviews John L’Heureux’s story collection “The Heart Is a Full-Wild Beast.” In 1984, L’Heureux wrote for the Book Review about “The Best American Short Stories 1984,” selected by John Updike. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-03 10:00:04 UTC ]
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Revisiting Thomas Lynch and American Funerals

This week, Scott Simon reviews the poet Thomas Lynch’s collection of essays “The Depositions.” In 1997, Susan Jacoby wrote for the Book Review about “The Undertaking,” Lynch’s collection of essays about being a funeral director. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-12-27 10:00:04 UTC ]
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Considering Darryl Pinckney and Authenticity

This week, Lauretta Charlton reviews Darryl Pinckney’s collection of essays “Busted in New York.” In 1992, Edmund White wrote for the Book Review about “High Cotton,” Pinckney’s debut novel about a young black man coming of age. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-12-20 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Revisiting André Aciman’s Eccentric Family

This week, Josh Duboff reviews André Aciman’s “Find Me,” the sequel to his 2007 novel “Call Me by Your Name.” In 1995, Barry Unsworth wrote for the Book Review about “Out of Egypt,” Aciman’s memoir chronicling the family that shaped his life. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-12-13 10:00:09 UTC ]
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