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Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us



Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
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    Before, During, After

    Richard Bausch 9780307266262

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The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel by Amy Hempel
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel

venusinfauxfurz, May 1, 2007

This book is worth every penny. There are more perfect sentences in this book than anything else that's been published lately.
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What Is the What by Dave Eggers
What Is the What

venusinfauxfurz, April 23, 2007

This is not your typical Eggers novel. It's more human than A Heart-Breaking Work of Staggering Genius and more profound than You Shall Know Our Velocity. Yes, Deng's story has been fictionalized, but it's also been given the potential to reach thousands of readers and alert them to the reality of his life.
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Digressions on Some Poems by Frank O'Hara by Joe Lesueur
Digressions on Some Poems by Frank O'Hara

venusinfauxfurz, April 23, 2007

Absolutely necessary for any fan of Frank O'Hara's poetry. It sets the scene for the Collected Poems and humanizes the poet in an incredibly personal way.
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The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
The Naked and the Dead

venusinfauxfurz, April 23, 2007

A great book if you're looking for a place to start with WWII fiction or Norman Mailer's oeuvre.
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The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir
The Second Sex

venusinfauxfurz, April 23, 2007

The best English translation available, although there are a few rough patches and is actually an abriged version of the original French text. Translation issues aside, it's a good edition of a very important book.
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