CRITICAL LINKING: November 11, 2011

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.

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“In discussing what makes something literary, I increasingly believe (and teach) that one quality is the protagonist also as antagonist.”

Alexander Chee breaks down Asterios Polyp, one of my favorite graphic novels.

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“I compare it to a very minor facility, such as the guy in your family who can bend his finger back and touch his wrist.”

Calvin Trillin on being funny.

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“Roth’s book trailers cost as much as $50,000 each, and involve a full complement of actors, computer-generated effects, costumes and set designs with the high production values of a movie trailer.”

Not surprisingly, people who make book trailers are big fans of book trailers.

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“…I was operating under the time-tested prejudice that books I’ve read are always better than books I haven’t read.”

Ron Charles reverses his position on the finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards. Well, at least one of them.

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