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Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?

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Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?

Reviewed by Mary Bly ×

A stimulating exploration of the motives that have driven people to find other authors for Shakespeare's plays.

Fear and Delight: The Fiction of Shirley Jackson

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Fear and Delight: The Fiction of Shirley Jackson

Essay by Helen Oyeyemi ×

Helen Oyeyemi on why the enigmatic author of "The Lottery" retains her grip on the dark side of our imaginations.

Why Translation Matters

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Why Translation Matters

by James Mustich ×

The acclaimed translator of Don Quixote, García Márquez, and Vargas Llosa defends the importance of the apprehension and comprehension her vocation fosters.
J. G. Farrell in His Own Words

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J. G. Farrell in His Own Words

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

The collected letters and diaries of a great novelist, lost in his prime.

Prefaces to Shakespeare

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Prefaces to Shakespeare

Reviewed by Arthur Phillips ×

An introduction to each and every one of Shakespeare's plays, offered by one of their most sensitive readers.

Jane’s Fame

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Jane’s Fame

Reviewed by Alexandra Mullen ×

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is a literary titan. But why?

The Masterpiece Has No Clothes

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The Masterpiece Has No Clothes

by Stefan Beck ×

Naked Lunch at 50: Does Burroughs’ classic of cut-up lit add up?

Girls of Lonely Means

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Girls of Lonely Means

by Jessa Crispin ×

A poet's death sparks a meditation on fiction, longing, and solitude.

Small Press Spotlight: Soft Skull Press

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Small Press Spotlight: Soft Skull Press

by Paul Di Filippo ×

Punk brashness meets literary ambition in this most unusual and influential of small publishers.

Small Press Spotlight: Graywolf

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Small Press Spotlight: Graywolf

by Paul Di Filippo ×

The diverse catalog of one of the longest-lived among "indie" publishers.

Small Press Spotlight: Underland

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Small Press Spotlight: Underland

by Paul Di Filippo ×

In the first of several features on small publishing houses, Paul Di Filippo looks at the eclectic output of Underland Press
The Stories of Heinrich von Kleist

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The Stories of Heinrich von Kleist

by Michael Dirda ×

Arresting and magical tales from a little known master of German literature.