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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

Better Than Magazines

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

Humanities Festival Book Group

Monday, September 22, 7:30-9:30pm

Humanities Festival Book Group: Join us for a discussion of Gary Shteyngart’s Little Failure, led by Joseph Conte of UB’s English Department, at Betty’s Restaurant, 370 Virginia Street. 36 more words

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Unread Books: There is No Choice

Cross-posted from http://blog.wtwtw.org/?p=80

I have stolen August from Youtubers.

Tyler Oakley has Auguest and Booktubeathon has the challenge of reading a book chosen by someone else. 1,516 more words

Charlie Reads

Summer reading--hits and misses

The Wind is Not a River”–finished Brian Payton’s novel, but still can’t grasp the meaning of the dumb title. The book was good, although I was shocked to see at least two embarrassing typos. 115 more words