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'The Idiot' by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Now that I’ve reached the end of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Idiot (this edition translated by Richard P...
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A Man for Our Time
Could Seymour Krim make a comeback? Could a little-known holdover from the beat generation, a writer...
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I am finished with myself, with my sacrifices and my pity, with what chains me. I am going to make a...
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"Henry and June" by Anaïs Nin
I've spent months with the writings of Anaïs Nin collected in this book, reading much as she might h...
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But a certain dullness of mind, it seems, is almost a necessary quality, if not of every active man,...
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"The Situation and the Story," by Vivian Gornick
Vivian Gornick's book on the art of essay writing was bound to get good marks from me, if only for i...
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Lincoln in the Bardo - by George Saunders
It would seem convenient, career-wise, for George Saunders to have found a novel in him after the su...
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None of it was real; nothing was real. Everything was real; inconceivably real, infinitely dear. The...
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How to Think About Sex (Without Overthinking It)
Action: A Book About Sex is the cool guy/gal you hooked up with in high school or college who was wa...
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Synthesis, Story, The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov doesn't lend itself to summary, it throws a lot at the ...
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