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One gets put in a drawer which says Thomas Bernhard, a follower of Thomas Bernhard, etc. (W.G. Sebald)

Michael Silverblatt: It seems to me that this book is truly the first to pay extended stylistic respects to the writer who, it’s been said, has been your mentor and model, Thomas Bernhard.

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The Whispering Muse

I was enthralled and excited to hear about this enchantingly titled novel, “The Whispering Muse”, on KCRW’s “Bookworm” last week! This author is also a songwriter who’s written lyrics for Bjork! 328 more words


Read Me Something You Love

 “One of the joys of doing this is being open to the experience of how other people’s enthusiasms will wing their way into your life and get you all gee’d up about stories or poems you might never have glanced at twice.” Steve Wasserman.

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Books for Dinner Review: Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

In this here magnifulous comic by the brilliagoric Lynda “Lynda-de-Bari” Barry, you get to watch a lady metamorphose through a few different stages of Life as a Reader. 906 more words

The Ghosts of Unchosen Words

Greg Gerke, “Learning From Lish: A Roundtable on Style in Fiction” by David Winters, Greg Gerke, and Jason Lucarelli, The Literarian 14 (September 2013) 36 more words

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