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Philip Roth, una guía de lectura

May 25, 2018 needabook 0

Enumeramos los principales libros del autor estadounidense. Son la mejor manera de empezar a conocer su obra. La muerte de Philip Roth deja a la literatura contemporánea de luto. Retirado oficialmente de las letras hace […]

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How Best to Read Auto-Fiction

May 25, 2018 needabook 0

In 1887, Tolstoy went back to fiction and wrote The Kreutzer Sonata. In that novella, a man who holds exactly Tolstoy’s extreme views on sex (that it is utterly disgusting), and whose courtship and marriage […]

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In Their Own Worlds

May 25, 2018 needabook 0

In recent decades, a tale unfolding within the larger story of contemporary art has been our gradually learning more about, and our trying to place, outsider artists. Problems begin at once, with the label. It […]

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My Boot Camp in Corrective Democracy

May 25, 2018 needabook 0

Teaching a course on “Facts/Alternative Facts: Media in America from Tocqueville to Trump,” I created an exercise I called “Tweeting Nietzsche.” It would be our touchstone throughout the term, a reminder that to speak of facts is […]

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A Siren in a Paper Sleeve

May 25, 2018 needabook 0

Still from Ghost World, by Terry Zwigoff.   I am a record collector. The type of disc with which I am obsessed, the 78-rpm phonograph record, is made of slowly decaying organic materials, bound together and […]

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Poetry Rx: It’s Not Sad at All, Any of It

May 25, 2018 needabook 0

In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets—Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz—take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Kaveh Akbar is on the line.   […]

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Unlocking Library Coolness: Language Learning

May 24, 2018 needabook 0

Last time in Unlocking Library Coolness, I introduced you to the magical funtime that is Libby, Overdrive’s new app (which everyone in my house now uses and loves). I even overheard folks at RT last […]