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The downsides of a world without Barnes & Noble; how reading saves lives; paintings based on a fictional poet; and other news.
Poem by young Michael Jordan up for auction; poet Bill Berkson has died; James Patterson’s BookShots imprint sells thirty thousand copies in one week; and other news.
Prominent literary translator Gregory Rabassa has died; fiction writer Dorthe Nors on her formal experimentation; strange work habits of famous authors; and other news.
New anthology modeled after The Canterbury Tales features stories of refugees in the U.K.; a poet and a novelist respond to the Orlando shooting; the trope of masculine genius; and other news.
Solmaz Sharif reads the poem "Lay" from her first book of poetry, Look, published in July by Graywolf Press.
Alejandro Zambra reads from his book of fiction, Multiple Choice, in the original Spanish alongside the book's translator, Megan McDowell, who reads her English translation. The collection was published in July by Penguin Books.
IV. Sentence Elimination
In exercises 55 through 66, mark the answer that corresponds to the sentences or paragraphs that can be eliminated because they either do not add information or are unrelated to the rest of the text.
With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Tig Notaro’s memoir, I’m Just a Person, and Mangalesh Dabral’s sixth poetry collection, This Number Does Not Exist, translated from the Hindi by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra.
Fictional depictions of fatherhood; Australian publishers protest “open market” proposal; the emerging genre of Slut Lit; and other news.
Hamilton’s song lyric algorithm; pairing books and film; poet Ocean Vuong on writing from the perspective of the “damned viewer”; and other news.
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