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Review of the latest César Aira to come out in English,Varamo.
I Believe in Second Chances
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“Ivo,” Cocteau Twins
I know that everything is connected And the scar that runs the length of my...– Eve Ensler: The Gift of Cancer Is this real life? Holy shit, white lady. “The women of Congo are in my body.” ETA: I get that she’s a great activist, but this speech is incredibly off-putting—both for what’s cited and its horribly condescending title. Cancer is no...
Manuscripts Suggest Jane Austen Had A Great Editor... →
Most people who write for a living have no clue about grammar and make incredibly egregious mistakes. I do not get why this is surprising.
The point is, it’s clear to us that Amazon’s interests, and those of a healthy...– MOBYLIVES » In support of translation I was pretty weirded out by Open Letter’s announcement that the next Best Translated Book Awards would be funded by Amazon. Lost lots of respect for them. Glad Melville House has this much integrity.
// ]]]]>]]>luapula replied to your photo: One of this season’s new shows, “Detroit 1-8-7,”… No way a network TV show ever succeeds The Wire. Duh! But a “worthy successor,” a show that similarly portrays the truth of a city and the cops who police it while not necessarily being better, because that’s not going to happen, but perhaps it could succeed as its network,...
When, on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Jerome had played his parents...– On Beauty by Zadie Smith (via hannahduval)
Does Opposing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Bolster US... →
How much do I love Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore? So much.
Copyediting Quiz, Part 2:First Do No Harm - The... →
Ha, this is funny. I looked at Part 1 yesterday and got a little nervous about not seeing the problems.
You know, let me conclude with another thing that may interest you. People tell...– Part II…”Slavoj Zizek: Far Right and Anti-Immigrant Politicians on the Rise in Europe”
Luz found Lacouture with two whores. At first she remained calm. She drank a...– Bolaño, Nazi Literature in the Americas.
Live From City Lights: Daniel Alarcón on the... →
Recording of his reading for The Secret Miracle.
The Book Bench: A Zadie Friday : The New Yorker →
“It’s Friday. A good day to read things by and about Zadie Smith.” Okay!
This is all the info for tomorrow:
A lacanian ink event for the launching of lacanian ink 36 —Josefina Ayerza will introduce the event —Slavoj Zizek and Alain Badiou in dialogue: “On Philosophy and Communism” 15 October 2010, 7:00 PM, at the Jack Tilton Gallery 8 East 76th Street NY, NY. Call for reservations: 212-737-2221.
Let me just acknowlege that the function of grammar is to make language as...– John Green (via distantheartbeats) I don’t like this notion (and it should be said that there are errors in this quote, was that purposeful on the original author’s part?). If we don’t correct errors, if we don’t encourage clear, grammatically sound writing, we won’t...
Free Literary Tattoo Idea:
We’ve found Cesárea Tinajero.
We got bagels at a place that offered a “huge”-size 44-ounce iced coffee. That is the glory and awfulness of Long Island right there, and I could do a vivid sketch of the person who drinks one every morning, breve with six Splenda.
bmichael replied to your photo: Bought these at McNally Jackson the other day…. No Llosa? bmichael replied to your photo: Bought these at McNally Jackson the other day…. Forgot to add the punchline: That’s ignobel Awesome! And no, but I recently bought Conversation in the Cathedral. I’ve only read The Bad Girl and felt pretty indifferent toward it.
“Future Life,” Pete Yorn Just...
Flavorwire » 10 Granta-Anointed Spanish Writers... →
Oh, Flavorwire and their lists attack once again. I saw this linked on Twitter and had to say: They’re Spanish-LANGUAGE writers, not (exclusively) SPANIARDS. BE BETTER.
Rebecca dotes on her little brother, acting like a cross between his mother and...– Jeanette Winterson reviewing Michael Cunningham’s By Nightfall in the NYTBR
La generación Granta en español - Papeles Perdidos... →
Andrés Barba (España), Oliverio Coelho (Argentina), Federico Falco (Argentina), Pablo Gutiérrez (España), Rodrigo Hasbun (Bolivia), Sonia Hernández (España), Carlos Labbé (Chile), Javier Montes (España), Elvira Navarro (España), Matías Néspolo (Argentina), Andrés Neuman (Argentina), Alberto Olmos (España) Pola Oloixarac (Argentina), Antonio Ortuño (México), Patricio Pron (Argentina), Lucía...
Erika Lopez on the importance of ‘patience, faith... →
FEELING THIS. And the book is gorgeous.
Kids in the Hall’s Scott Thompson Weaves the... →
My favorite Kid in the Hall did a great Q&A! Was there a moment for you when you felt like cancer had taken you to a point beyond anything you were prepared to deal with? I think it was probably when I realized I was growing tits.
I am a vegetarian. I feel any sort of kinship with Natalie Portman.