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  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a fundamental role in defining a country's culture and its discourse.
  • 'Mad Men' recap: Fright night

     
    "Mad Men" travels to the dark side--the really, really dark side.

    Most interesting comment thread of the day, courtesy Helen DeWitt

     
    Novelist Helen DeWitt takes issue with the romantic idea that a writer is a person who has to write.

    What it takes to get writers writing

     
    When it comes to writing, authors can be pretty superstitious.

    Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer

    Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer
    Otherwise Known as the Human Condition Selected Essays and Reviews Geoff Dyer Graywolf: 422 pp., $18 paper "Almost as soon as I began writing for magazines and newspapers," Geoff Dyer tells us in the introduction to "Otherwise Known as the Human...