Dirty Laundry

February 1, 2014 by  
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Stan Persky on a sex biography of Gore Vidal.

Cliffhanger

January 24, 2014 by  
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Stan Persky checks out a new book that asks, “Should we read in the digital age?”

Re-re-reading Gore Vidal: A First Anniversary Requiem

July 18, 2013 by  
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It’s the month of the first anniversary of the death of writer Gore Vidal. Stan Persky remembers.

Real World Happiness

July 4, 2013 by  
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Norbert Ruebsaat’s reflections on families, happiness and Brian Fawcett.

Children of the Daze

June 24, 2013 by  
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Brian Fawcett posts a review of Eduardo Galeano’s new book. He has some misgivings about it…

Why Did Alt Lit Cross the Road?

June 20, 2013 by  
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Tao Lin’s new novel, “Taipei,” reviewed by Stan Persky from a rocking chair.

Vatican Council II’s Last Great Champion

June 12, 2013 by  
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Dan Gawthrop, a lapsed Roman Catholic, makes a case for the life and work of his childhood bishop, Remi De Roo, one of the few surviving participants of the Second Vatican Council.

Language and Silence, or, Just Shut the Fook Up

March 26, 2013 by  
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Tim Parks travels to the end of his mind in search of a little peace and quiet.

The Mother-in-Law Joke

February 27, 2013 by  
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Stephen Marche thinks it’s the Golden Age of reading and writing. Howard Jacobson thinks readers are disappearing and fiction is “fooked” (as they say in England). Stan Persky investigates.

When Atoms Collide

February 2, 2013 by  
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Stephen Greenblatt tells the story of a Renaissance book-hunter’s trip to the library. Stan Persky looks at Greenblatt’s “The Swerve” and the pushback from its critics.

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