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Paper Trail

In anticipation of this weekend’s Oscars ceremony, LitHub offers their own Academy Awards for Books. (“Of course, the Real Book Oscars are given out at the National Book Awards ceremony,” they note, “so consider these the Fake Book Oscars.”) At the New York Times, Manohla Dargis, Wesley Morris, and editors of the book review list

Syllabi

Love Letters

I’m not the first, and certainly won’t be the last, person to unhelpfully ask, “Why doesn’t anyone write letters anymore?” Some of the best and most interesting writing has been done for an audience

Daily Review

The return of Andrea Dworkin’s radical vision

Even before her death from myocarditis in 2005, Andrea Dworkin was more read about than read. She had become less a public thinker than a symbol, an embodiment of feminism’s missteps and excesses. The right parodied her with the viciousness reserved for misogyny, mocking her overalls, frizzy hair, and excess weight. The left aggressively disavowed her, with other feminists going out of their way to contrast her opinions with their own.

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Sam Lipsyte

Anyone familiar with Sam Lipsyte's work knows to expect somersaults of sentences, language twisted line after line into laugh-inducing poses. In his new novel, Hark, those poses have names: “Ithaka, Persian Rain, Moonlight Diana Number Three, Wheel of Tartars.” But this isn't pilates—it’s a form of self-actualization called “mental archery,” propagated by a man named Hark Morner.

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Bookforum: "Bleeding Hearts"

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Greg Grandin

With his eye on the longer game, Ronald Reagan hedged against the nativists then filling Republican ranks. Even as his administration was carrying out workplace raids that critics were comparing to Operation Wetback in the 1950s, he bet the party’s fortunes on courting the Latino vote. “Hispanics are Republicans,” Reagan once said, on the idea that they were inherently conservative, “they just don’t know it."

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