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The Buffalo Humanities Festival Book Group Gathers to Discuss Gary Shteyngart’s Little Failure

Sep 9, 2014 Posted by Buffalo Rising

On Monday, September 22nd, the public is invited to the first ever Humanities Festival Book Group for an engaging discussion of Gary Shteyngart’s New York Times bestselling memoir, … 213 more words

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The recent leak of Jennifer Lawrence’s and other celebrities’ nude photos by a hacker has raised some interesting questions.  1,179 more words

Bookworming: 'Super Sad True Love Story'

“Eunice ignored me and set about her task. She did some äppärät work to get a sense of how things were selling around the world. Then she went over to a circle of black, identical looking dresses and a started clicking through them.

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“are we at war?”

“Along the way, we took turns hitting the driver with birch twigs, ostensibly to improve his circulation, but in reality because it is impossible to end an evening in Russia without assaulting someone.” (75-6) 537 more words

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Almost Communicating, or What Happens When a Middle-Age Schlemiel Falls in Love With a Korean Girl – Part I

Over the last decade, we have seen countless films about “middling” or aging schlemiels. Think of Ben Stiller’s roles in Meet the Fockers (2004), Greenberg… 1,024 more words

Message in a bottle to literary agents

Swamp Rabbit broke the seal on the bottle of Wild Turkey I’d just given him. This was his reward, in advance, for his advice today. It’s a tradition here at my shack in Tinicum. 440 more words


Introducing Larry Abramov, Your Humble Diarist in “Super Sad True Love Story”

Thomas Mann, near the beginning of his book Death in Venice, presents a figure of a man on a boat who, though old, is dressed as if he is young. 883 more words