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  • What is the Midwestern literary tradition?

    What is the Midwestern literary tradition?
    You have your Southern Gothic tales and your Westerns, the San Francisco beats and the New York poets — but what is the literary tradition of the Midwest? It's a hazy question: People don't think of the Rust Belt as a nexus of literary culture. And yet, many of the most celebrated contemporary and classic American writers have roots here. From tiny towns necklacing the Great Lakes to towering old cities, they dig into the Midwestern landscape in their writing. And, in the universities of Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin, the Rust Belt is home to some of the best master's of fine arts programs in the country.
  • The Biblioracle: The struggle over Knausgaard

    The Biblioracle: The struggle over Knausgaard
    It's time to talk about Knausgaard. No, Knausgaard isn't some new upholstery protectant they try to sell you at the deluxe car wash. Knausgaard is Karl Ove Knausgaard, a Norwegian writer who has become famous for his 3,600-page, six-volume...

    SXSW Film Review: 'Predestination'

    An entrancingly strange time-travel saga that suggests a Philip K. Dick yarn by way of Jeffrey Eugenides' "Middlesex," or perhaps a feature-length mash-up of "Looper" and "Cloud Atlas," "Predestination" succeeds in teasing the brain and touching the heart...

    Authors call on Putin to release 'chokehold' on expression in Russia

    On the day before the Winter Olympics officially open in Russia, more than 200 authors, including several Nobel laureates, have called on President Vladimir Putin to repeal laws that limit freedom of expression and create a climate of fear among writers....

    'On Such a Full Sea' a cautionary tale of the future

    I've never been a fan of grand hyperbolic declarations in book reviews, but faced with "On Such a Full Sea," I have no choice but to ask: Who is a greater novelist than Chang-rae Lee today? His new, his fifth — where have you been? — book...