Aug 7, 2013 @ 12:01:00 am
Dan Kois's summer reading
At The New Republic, owner Chris Hughes explains why Amazon founder Jeff Bezos wanted to buy the Washington Post, and speculates about what the purchase might mean for the newspaper: “My bet is that the traditional outlets will assimilate some of the business style of their new owners, but the substance of their journalism will remain grounded in their best traditions.”
Slate’s Dan Kois attempts to read 23 mass-market paperbacks over a week at the beach. Starting with John Gardner’s Grendel, “the first literary novel [he] ever became obsessed with,” Kois is reading everything from genre novels to memoirs to short stories to Piers Anthony’s Xanth novels.
Orhan Pamuk talks with Pankaj Mishra about the protests in Taksim Square, ideology in Turkey, and why TV is replacing the novel.
At the New Inquiry, Tom Cutterham
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