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March 30, 2012
Critical Linking: March 30, 2012
Serious literature, realist literature, mainstream literature. . . all have historically required criticism of greater defamiliarization to render then ...
March 29, 2012
“An Insult to the Soul”: Addiction In Literature
This post is sponsored by Carry the One by Carol Anshaw. Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen’s wedding reception, ...
Name That Author!: March 29, 2012
Welcome to Name That Author!, a Name That Tune-style author-guessing game. We start by giving you one clue, then one ...
Open Thread: March 29, 2012
Writer and poet Adrienne Rich died yesterday. Her essays made a profound impact on my course of study in college ...
Where Do You Stand on Posthumous Publishing?
The recent obits for Dmitri Nabokov, only child of notorious novelist Vladimir Nabokov, got me thinking about posthumous publishing. As ...
Five Books To Look Forward To This Fall
Even with a huge slate of top-tier authors (hello, John Irving, Hilary Mantel, and Toni Morrison!) publishing this spring and ...
Open Letter to An Author
Dear Author, I’m writing because I wanted to say thank you. I know that we haven’t always gotten along. Sometimes, ...
Young Adult Literature
The Loneliness of Being a Non-Hunger Games Reader
I have not read The Hunger Games. I haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books, either. I’m completely okay ...
Critical Linking: March 29, 2012
“Becoming a writer isn’t like becoming a doctor or a civil engineer, or a luncheonette that serves “the best ...
March 28, 2012
Name That Author!: The Answer for March 22, 2012
Time to reveal the answer to last week’s Name That Author!. Before we do, a recap of the clues: 1. ...
Open Thread: March 28, 2012
What I’m thinking about: A commenter in yesterday’s thread asked about tips for dealing with writer’s anxiety. I’m interested in ...
Review GPA: WHEN I WAS A CHILD I READ BOOKS by Marilynne Robinson
When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson Publication Date: March 13, 2012 Genre: Essays Publisher: Farrar, ...
Young Adult Literature
Rue, Race, and
The Hunger Games 03-28-12
Rue is not white. In the novel The Hunger Games, Katniss describes Rue as “a twelve-year-old girl from District 11. ...
Book Fetish: Volume XXIII
Bookends for spring: I’m obsessed with this set of laser-cut metal bookends that is perfect for this time of year. ...
Poster for the new THE GREAT GATSBY movie
Gotta say…..dead on to these eyes. Cautiously, carefully, guardedly optimistic….. (Check out our Confidence Index for projections on the film’s ...