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The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

The Echo Maker by Richard Powers explores the fragility of the self. What makes us who we are? Are the people we love really who we thing they are? 1,373 more words

Book Review

Orfeo by Richard Powers

Freshly minted into the 2014 Booker Longlist, Richard Powers joins compatriots – Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler and Siri Hustvedt – as the first representatives of American contemporary fiction to be considered under the new Booker Prize eligibility rules. 640 more words

Literary Prizes

The 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction Longlist

This morning, the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist was announced. This is a big year for the prestigious award, which celebrates “the finest in fiction,” as it is the first time that authors across the globe can be nominated.  288 more words


Three Richards to Read

I lead a workshop at OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at Stony Brook University on “Modern Masters of the American Novel.”  This semester we’ll be doing books by three Richards – 147 more words

Book Notes

Metaphysical Mondays: Richard Powers' "ORFEO"

How did music trick the body into thinking it had a soul?

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The Implications of Books and Thinking

The original idea for this post was to write something linking classic dystopian literature with a novel dealing with present issues of politics and power. I wrote three pieces in which I attempted to link Zamyatin’s 1921 classic dystopian novel… 343 more words