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  • Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro
    If I had to nominate one novel from the last 50 years for preservation, it would be “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro.  It’s probably the wrong choice — a book without the vast synoptic intelligence of “Infinite Jest” or the irritated multi-generational empathy of “The Corrections,” a book, in fact, with none of the expansiveness of novels that set out specifically to sum us up.
  • 10 emerging writers each receive $50,000 prize

    Four poets and three fiction writers are among the winners of a $50,000 prize given to emerging artists of exceptional promise. On Friday, the Whiting Foundation announced 10 recipients of the Whiting Award. The award was founded 30 years ago and...

    Keeping up the standards

    Whenever you see someone expose some bogus rule of usage, you can expect to see, almost immediately, a huffy comment from someone about the need to Keep Up The Standards. You will want to ask, “What standards?” I draw your attention to an...

    The Biblioracle: Sometimes the book reads you

    The Biblioracle: Sometimes the book reads you
    A Dutch design agency has developed a prototype for a book cover with facial recognition sensors that remain locked unless it registers that you are "free of judgment." It looks neat, but part of me wonders if we just passed that part in "The...

    Mixed feelings on Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'

    Mixed feelings on Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'
    I first encountered Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" in ninth grade. Like so many others, I was struck not just by the book's vivid narrative of racial justice, but also by its nuance: the inner life of its narrator and its deft portrayal of small-...