Canadian short-story writer Alice Munro has died; the Freedom to Write for Palestine fundraiser
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Alice Munro, the Canadian author of fourteen original short-story collections, has died /www.theguardian.com/books/article/2024/may/14/alice-munro-nobel-winner-and-titan-of-the-short-story-dies-aged-92> ..read more
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Novelist Paul Auster has died; media coverage of the student movement for Palestine
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The 2024 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced /www.pulitzer.org/news/2024-pulitzer-prize-announcement-0>. The Pulitzer Board gives this year’s Special Citations to the late critic and musician ..read more
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Writers, professors, and academics boycott Columbia University; Lauren Groff on her Florida bookstore and book bans
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As students have taken over Hamilton Hall /www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2024/04/30/dozens-occupy-hamilton-hall-as-pro-palestinian-protests-spread-across-campus/> at Columbia, more than 2500 professors ..read more
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Remembering literary critic Helen Vendler; student journalists covering protests at Columbia
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Student journalists at Columbia University have extensive ongoing coverage of the Gaza solidarity encampment /www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2024/04/24/gaza-solidarity-encampment-reaches-seventh-day/> ..read more
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Writers withdraw from the PEN Awards and World Voices festival; Anne Carson on her new book
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LitHub reports /lithub.com/the-pen-awards-are-on-the-brink-of-collapse/> on the PEN Awards and World Voices festival, which “are on the brink of collapse” over the organization’s response to Gaza. So ..read more
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Writers discuss abortion at Brooklyn Public Library event; leaked New York Times memo on Gaza coverage
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This Thursday at the Brooklyn Public Library, contributors to Choice Words, a collection of literature on abortion, will discuss /www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/writers-abortion-bpl> their work with ..read more
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Vinson Cunningham’s novel of the Obama campaign
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by Christian Lorentzen
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THE NOSTALGIA AMONG LIBERALS for the Obama presidency has lately crested such that it’s a surprise that proposals to overturn the 22nd Amendment haven’t gained traction, even in the fantasy realm of ..read more
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E. T. A. Hoffmann’s obsessive revolt against reason
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by Becca Rothfeld
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THE DILIGENT Prussian bureaucrat E. T. A. Hoffmann had a mischievous double. By day, he worked as a jurist in the courts of present-day Poland and Germany; by night, he wrote impassioned music criticism ..read more
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Vladimir Sorokin's high-risk fiction
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by Joy Williams
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VLADIMIR SOROKIN is genius, pure and simple. Or Daedalian. Slowly, slowly Sorokin has been introduced to us. At first he was suspected to be too “esoteric” for American tastes. Jamey Gambrell, who ..read more
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Marilynne Robinson goes back to the beginning
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by Michael Robbins
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“IN THE BEGINNING God created the heaven and the earth.” You have to admit it’s a hell of an opening line. “When I think there was a day when a human first wrote those words,” Marilynne Robinson says ..read more
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