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  • The great American novel? What's that?

    The great American novel? What's that?
    Can we finally get beyond the Great American Novel? It’s the fantasy of an earlier America, like Manifest Destiny. And yet, to read Harvard professor Lawrence Buell’s “American Literature’s Holy Grail: Franzen, DFW and the Hunt for the Great American Novel” in Salon over the weekend was to experience a cognitive dissonance, as if the shaggy monster he portrays were somehow real.
  • The Millions looks at the year ahead in books

    The Millions looks at the year ahead in books
    The year 2014 is a banner one for big readers. That's according to the readers at the Millions, whose editors have compiled a list of the books they're looking forward to -- 89 titles in all. Think about that for a moment: 89 titles. I bet you didn't...

    Some notes on the National Book Awards

    Some notes on the National Book Awards
    On Wednesday night, the National Book Awards were presented at a black-tie dinner at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan. “The Oscars of the Book World,” host Mika Brzezinski called it, although, as Fran Lebowitz once sniffed, “It’...

    Why are writers being curbed by NSA surveillance?

    Why are writers being curbed by NSA surveillance?
    PEN American Center’s report “Chilling Effects,” officially released Tuesday morning, offers some disturbing data about the effect of government surveillance on free expression and self-censorship in the literary world. Of more than...

    The FBI kept its own notes on 'dirty old man' Charles Bukowski

    The FBI kept its own notes on 'dirty old man' Charles Bukowski
    The FBI had its own notes on "dirty old man" Charles Bukowski. The writer was investigated by the agency as a civil servant with ties to the underground press -- and for being a self-described "dirty old man." Recently National Book Award-winning author...