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Granta 109

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Granta 109

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Colum McCann, Julian Barnes, Salman Rushdie, Kent Haruf, Jim Crace, Aminatta Forna and others crowd between the covers of this Granta issue focused on the theme of "Work."...
Blacklands

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Blacklands

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A chilling psychological tale that doles out horrifying twists after a twelve-year-old boy sets up a secret correspondence with the serial killer responsible for his older brother's death....

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Live-Tweeting My Brain Surgery

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Frost, Parsnips

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Frost, Parsnips

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January 29: Robert Frost died on this day in 1963, having accomplished much of the goal he gave himself a half-century earlier: "There is a kind of success called 'of esteem' and it...
Post-Post-Colonial Literature in Jaipur

In the Margin

Post-Post-Colonial Literature in Jaipur

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History, Marx said, returns as farce. And colonialism -- at least in Jaipur -- returns as festival.

The Jaipur Literary Festival kicked off this week; after just five years this...
J. D. Salinger (1919-2010)

In the Margin

J. D. Salinger (1919-2010)

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Though he long kept resolutely out of the public eye, J.D. Salinger has not been long out of the mind of many readers. His death at 91 has lit up the online world of literary blogs and...

The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival

Reviews & Essays

The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival

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A new arrival in a sleepy Louisiana parish wakes things up in this sly small-town comedy....

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Some Other Monologues

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Brodsky vs. Videocy

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Brodsky vs. Videocy

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January 28: Joseph Brodsky died on this day in 1996, aged fifty-five. When he became the American Poet Laureate in 1991, Brodsky proposed a poetry initiative that might "turn this nation...
Tracking the True Roberto Bolaño

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Tracking the True Roberto Bolaño

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Last interviews and an early novel from the author of The Savage Detectives and 2666.

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New Security Regulations

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Americans in Paris

Drawn to Read

Americans in Paris

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Ward Sutton reviews Charles Glass's new history of how American citizens survived, resisted, collaborated, and sometimes died during the Nazi occupation of the French capital.

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