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Created 05 Mar 2018
  • Review: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc on “the Original Queens of Stand-Up”
    22 Apr 2022 4 0
    Surprise is an essential tool of stand-up comedy. Its masters know how to use it to get an audience quickly up to the speed of the “conversation” they want to have—a connection limited less by their g...
  • Notebook: Book-Neighbors
    15 Apr 2022 10 0
    Authors Herta Müller (Nobel Prize for Literature, 2009) and Durs Grünbein (here in Book Post) read at “Sprachlos die Sprache verteidigen [Speechless, Defending Speech]: A Reading for Ukraine,” an even...
  • Diary: Jazmina Barrera—Readers, Writers, Mothers
    09 Apr 2022 13 2
    Cihuatlampa, “the place of women” in the western part of the sky, inhabited by women who die in childbirth according to Mexica cosmology. From the Codex Yohualli Ehecatl (Codex Borgia), a sixteenth-ce...
  • Review: Matthew Bevis on Charles Lamb
    05 Apr 2022 6 2
    In an autobiographical sketch written in 1827, Charles Lamb pleaded guilty to “obtruding upon the Public a Tale in Prose, called Rosamund Gray, a Dramatic Sketch named John Woodvil, a Farewell Ode to ...
  • Notebook: Real Time (Part Two)
    30 Mar 2022 8 0
    Author Serhiy Zhadan (left) and friends in their “mobile unit” delivering supplies and helping to evacuate people in Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 29, 2022 Read Part One of this post here! When it comes to ...
  • Notebook: Real Time (Part One)
    28 Mar 2022 18 4
    Sandbags protecting a monument to Dante from shelling in the historical center of Kyiv, March 26, 2022 (Photo by Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images) I’m so sorry, readers, for my recent silence...
  • Diary: Tobias Wolff on Harry Crews’ “A Childhood: The Biography of a Place”
    11 Mar 2022 17 11
    (1) One of the houses in which Crews lived as a child in Bacon County, Georgia (from Ted Geltner’s Blood, Bone and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews); (2) the Swisher plant in Jacksonville, Florida, ...
  • Our Latest Partner Bookstore: Dallas’s Deep Vellum Books (Part Two)
    06 Mar 2022 7 0
    Read Part One of this post here! In 2019 Dallas’s still-young Deep Vellum publisher acquired two other small publishers, expanding its list and broadening its mission from translation to include work ...
  • Our Latest Partner Bookstore: Dallas’s Deep Vellum Books (Part One)
    04 Mar 2022 9 0
    Deep Vellum in Deep Ellum In 2011, Will Evans, heading as a newcomer at the age of twenty-seven to Dallas, Texas, with a degree in Russian literature, had no fixed plans. While studying in St. Petersb...
  • Diary, continued: Eugene Ostashevsky on Yevgenia Belorusets
    27 Feb 2022 6 0
    Photo: From “Victories of the Defeated,” a cycle of more than 150 photographs and texts created by Yevgenia Belorusets during the 2014 war in Donbas, devoted to post-industrial Ukraine, to work in coa...
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