Sep 25, 2012 @ 6:17:00 pm
Tom Sawyer, from smithsonian.com
At the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog, Christine Smallwood reflects on Norman Mailer’s brief career as an auteur (he specialized in films that “that bartenders play on silent to create ambiance”) and what it suggests about his fiction.
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Is former New Yorker journalist Jonah Lehrer angling for a book deal about his fall from grace? That’s what it sounds like according to an essay in Los Angeles Magazine. "I’m extremely tempted to correct many of the false accusations that have been made about my work in recent weeks," he wrote in a recent email to a journalist.
Does Mitt Romney need a campaign poet, and if so, who are his politically compatible options?
What is Junot Diaz’s “niftiest literary trick?” According
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