Charles Johnson Remembers the Great Paule Marshall

There is much to be said of importance for literary culture in general and black American literature in particular when we reflect on the life of the late novelist Paule Marshall. I will discuss all this, but I’d like to begin with an anecdote about my only encounter with this grand lady. On November 11, […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-05 08:47:45 UTC ]
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I binge-read Portis’s books — “Norwood,” “The Dog of the South” and more. They offered just the lift I needed. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Mourning the Letters That Will No Longer Be Written, and Remembering the Great Ones That Were

A book critic laments the decline in proper correspondence, and recalls the great letters of Ralph Ellison, Jean Rhys, Samuel Beckett and others. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Charles Dickens: how two novelists gave Great Expectations a second life in the Pacific

Two sequels which show how the Victorian novelist's stories can be adapted to reflect post-colonial narratives. Continue reading at The Conversation

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Remembering Publishing Great John Mack Carter

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History Will Remember Obama as the Great Slayer of Patent Trolls

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