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Literary Criticism

How to Talk about Books You Haven't Read
by Pierre Bayard
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The runaway French bestseller hailed by the "New York Times" as "a survivors guide to life in the chattering classes." If civilized people are expected to have read all important works of literature, and thousands more books are published every  [ more ]

Reading Life - Books for the Ages
by Sven Birkerts
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"Reading, the mind? s traffic in signs and signifiers, is the most dynamic, changeful, and possibly transformational act we can imagine. To have read a work and have been strongly affected by it? and then to come back to it  [ more ]

The Curtain - An Essay in Seven Parts
by Milan Kundera
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In this entertaining and stimulating essay, Kundera deftly sketches out his personal view of the history and value of the novel in Western civilization.  [ more ]

At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches
by Susan Sontag
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"A writer is someone who pays attention to the world," Susan Sontag said in her 2003 acceptance speech for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, and no one exemplified this definition more than she. Sontag?s incisive intelligence, expressive  [ more ]

The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers
by Vendela Vida, Editor
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Believer Books has collected, in alphabetical order, twenty-three conversations and correspondences between much-admired writers and the writers they admire. The interviews include favorites gleaned from the pages of the Believer magazine along with previously unpublished conversations. The book is rife  [ more ]

   A Basket of Leaves
99 Books That Capture the Spirit of Africa
by Geoff Wisner
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Geoff Wisner has traversed the vast African continent and produced a book that is the quintessential reader?s guide to the books that capture the spirit of the continent ? from the desert of Algeria to the savannahs of Kenya, and  [ more ]
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