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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

Bright Lights, Big City

I’m embarrassed to say, I’ve never read this book before. Outside of the Michael J. Fox film, I didn’t even know it was a book. Movie branding can over shadow the original work. 170 more words

Thinking

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

Books

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