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[Book Forum] IN PRINT: Sept/Oct/Nov 2017

[Book Forum] IN PRINT: Empire Stakes
Suzy Hansen’s expat memoir chronicles a political awakening

[The Millions] Behind the Masks of Jean Lorrain’s ‘Monsieur de Bougrelon’
As eras accrue and each literary movement gives way to the next, canon space (which remains fixed) becomes survival of the fittest. Ludwig Tieck, William Congreve, and Francisco de Quevedo were household names in their day, but are now anthology also-rans of their respective movements. So who gets

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: After Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey challenges Republican party

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against the “Times” dismissed; Why Trump owes journalists an apology
Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against the New York Times has been dismissed. Palin had sued the paper over an editorial that linked the 2011 shooting at a Tucson rally for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to an image from Palin’s PAC that showed crosshairs over certain congressional districts. No link

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Philosophy has finally gone viral
Hanging ten with Kant and Sartre

[Book Forum] DAILY REVIEW: Seizing the Day
Jenny Zhang’s New York stories

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Karl Ove Knausgaard

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Plans to start
We’re disgusting and barbaric

[The Millions] The Equality of Shame: On ‘The Heart’s Invisible Furies’ by John Boyne
At this year’s BookExpo, surrounded by stacks of galleys (most of which I tried to haul from the Jacob Javitz Center in Manhattan on two different train rides to the South Bronx in an effort to claim the world’s nerdiest #FirstWorldProblems award) I was introduced to the Irish novelist John

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Serve honorably in the Trump administration?
At least 69 people have now quit Trump’s White House advisory groups

[The Millions] Well That Was Dramatic
Author Terry Pratchett‘s archives have been destroyed by steamroller, according to The New York Times. The hard drive containing all of his unpublished work was, per his wishes, run over by a close friend. We ran this remembrance on the occasion of his passing two years ago. The post Well

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: We are in the midst of a new age
An increasingly influential group of thinkers insists that humankind has never had it so good

[The Millions] A Public Private Experience
“[S]he and her sister should not be affected by the riot. Riots like this were what she read about in newspapers. Riots like this were what happened to other people.” The Guardian runs ‘A Private Experience,’ a short story from Year-in-Reading alum Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The

[Guardian Books Blog] A 'darker' Pride and Prejudice? Oh please, there are other books to adapt
Rather than a sixth TV retread of Jane Austen’s book, here are some other books that are worth presenting to 21st-century audiencesThat there is to be a sixth British television adaptation of Pride and Prejudice doesn’t feel like news. That this new ship bobbing on the veritable seas of Austen

[The Millions] My Tree and I: Writing in Nature in New York
From April through November, Central Park becomes my office. Confined from writing indoors during the winter months, nothing makes me happier than when the sun peeks through and gives enough warmth to bring my laptop to an enclave off Cedar Hill and the 79th Street entrance, where my favorite tree

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: What Big Tech’s monopoly powers mean
Should America’s tech giants be broken up?

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Danzy Senna on writing “New People”; Terry Pratchett’s unfinished work destroyed by steamroller
The Rumpus talks to Danzy Senna about 1990s Brooklyn, Jonestown, and why she gave up on another novel in favor of writing her latest book, New People. “There was something in it that wasn’t moving forward. I think I couldn’t quite find the story. Sometimes a character’s problem starts to

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Harvey’s hidden side
On disaster relief, Republicans go beyond hypocrisy

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Loft Mentor Series: Angela Ajayi

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Never having been
Reviewing the work

[The Millions] Text Messages and Millennial Adultery: On Sally Rooney’s ‘Conversations with Friends’
Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney’s bracing, miraculous debut, starts out typically enough, laboring in that old vineyard of novelists—infidelity. Set in Dublin, the narrator Frances is a 21-year-old poet invited to the home of a magazine writer, Melissa. Melissa’s husband is the

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Deficit scolds want big tax cuts now
Trump doesn’t have tax plan, does have plan to lie about it

[The Millions] Lingua Donna
In honor of Women in Translation month, The Guardian asks 10 female translators and writers about the work that inspires them, with answers ranging from Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck to Valeria Luiselli’s The Story of My Teeth, which we reviewed when it came out in the States. Pair with

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Trump is making the North Korea crisis worse
Why Kim Jong-un is keeping tensions high with Trump


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