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The American Novelist

THE ALL-TIME AMERICAN WRITERS TOURNAMENT

(Pictured: Irwin Shaw.)

HAVING READ and reviewed Jay McInerney‘s most recent novel as a way to check his suitability for the big Tournament, we encountered, in the book’s strengths and weaknesses, more than we expected. 412 more words

All-Time American Writers Tournament

Queen of the Bounce-Back

At 95 pounds with the body of a fawn, 23-year-old Maisie McInerney has only been able to glimpse a normal life. “She has the most unbelievably complicated medical issues I know of,” says her mother, Helen Bransford. 868 more words

Nashville

Wandered: Pathless at Night

There aren’t as many titles by Rilke on the shelves of the bookstores I frequent—unlike, say, twenty years ago, when I made my first purchases of the remarkable Stephen Mitchell translations and it seemed that translators and publishers  alike were fighting over the poet’s work. 584 more words

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Queen of the Bounce-Back

At 95 pounds with the body of a fawn, 23-year-old Maisie McInerney has only been able to glimpse a normal life. “She has the most unbelievably complicated medical issues I know of,” says her mother, Helen Bransford. 841 more words

Nashville

Coincidence No. 393 - Bright

13/3/17

I got up and went to enjoy the early morning sunshine in the garden, reading Jay McInerney’s  ‘Bright, Precious Days’. I noticed for the first time that the word ‘bright’ recurs in his novel titles: Bright Lights, Big City; Brightness Falls; Bright, Precious Days. 82 more words

Reflections

An Elegy to the New York City Club Scene of the late 1980s

“The `80s were the last identifiable period.  If you see a picture from that era, you know it instantly.  The art, the clothes, the hair; they were unique.  774 more words

Writing