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Why We Write: Life Seems Inconceivably Rich

by Richard Smolev

The Literary Life

January/February 2014

<p>Diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease more than two years ago, an author considers the many inspirations that have kept him writing in the face of tremendous challenge.</p>

No Ideas but in Things: The Importance of First Objects

by Elizabeth Kostova

Special Section

January/February 2014

<p>Channeling some of our earliest memories, and specifically the physical objects that often exist at the center of such recollections, can prove to be a productive writing exercise—and might just open the floodgates to inspiration.&nbsp;</p>

Pedestrian Adventures: Walking to Inspiration

by Celia Johnson

Special Section

January/February 2014

<p>A number of writers—including Dickens, Thoreau, Woolf, and Wordsworth, to name a few—have turned to walking for inspiration. This essay explores the myriad benefits that ambulatory excercise can have on the creative life.&nbsp;</p>

Urban Tumbleweed: Perambulatory Poetry

by Harryette Mullen

Special Section

January/February 2014

<p>Poet Harryette Mullen explains how daily walks inspired her most recent collection, <em>Urban Tumbleweed: Notes From a Tanka Diary</em> (Graywolf Press, 2013), and shares a selection of poems from the book.&nbsp;</p>

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Jason Segel will play David Foster Wallace in a new film adaptation; author and poet John Yau considers John Ashbery’s contributions to art criticism; Barnes & Noble’s chairman sells two million shares of his company's stock; and other news.

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Phaidon has hired Judith Regan to head a new multimedia imprint; the National Library of Norway intends to scan every Norwegian book in existence; a Charles Bukowski-themed bar will open this Friday in California; and other news.

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The New Yorker discusses the gratifying experience of writing successful metaphors; Tom Wolfe’s manuscripts and letters sell for $2 million; Denise Kiernan explains why book lovers should support independent bookstores; and other news.

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Peter Winkler addresses the harsh realities of self-publishing; BuzzFeed breaks down Neil Gaiman’s popularity; Boris Kachka on the National Book Awards; a look at rejection letters; and other news.

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Underdog wins fiction category at National Book Awards and more awards ceremony analysis; fifty books that define the past five years in literature; inspirational NaNoWriMo posters; Tina Brown; and other news.

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In the Millions, Bill Morris explores why Ragtime is a classic American novel; 2013 Man Booker Prize-winner Eleanor Catton discusses writing techniques; the New Yorker psychoanalyzes anonymous writers; and other news.

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