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  • Richard Stern dies at 84

    Richard Stern dies at 84
    To the literary world, Richard Stern was primarily a novelist, author of "Golk" (1960), "Stitch" (1965), "The Books in Fred Hampton's Apartment" (1973), "Other Men's Daughters" (1973) and "Natural Shocks" (1978) , among others, along with a host of superb short stories and essays. To the reading public at large, he was less well known, though he deserved better.
  • Impressions of an American in Paris

    Impressions of an American in Paris
    PARIS - The Musee du Louvre is ornate, palatial and extremely large. The sprawling art museum on the Right Bank of the Seine River was one of our first stops on our Paris visit. It is home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the No. 1 attraction in the...

    Self-help for the literary set

    Self-help for the literary set
    The great theorist of psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan envisioned desire as “caught in the rails of metonymy, eternally extending toward the desire for something else.” In the rhetorical figure of metonymy, a signifier points toward something...

    Love, loss and taxidermy in Lydia Millet's 'Magnificence'

    Lydia Millet's "Magnificence" is a novel of ideas. I mean that as a high compliment, for the ideas Millet invokes are the only ones that matter: life, death, love, longing, extinction, the ongoing existential quandary of what we are doing here. The final...

    2012 in review: Teamwork enlivens the theater world

    2012 in review: Teamwork enlivens the theater world
    Could the theater artist of 2012 really be … Samuel Beckett? Well, the 1969 Nobel Prize winner had stiff competition this year from Anton Chekhov, dead for more than a hundred years but more alive than ever onstage. Chekhov's early play "Ivanov"...