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Twenty years of The Western Canon; Grove Atlantic picks up Lefevre; a poet laureate for British waterways; and other news.
Joyce Carol Oates reviews Lorrie Moore; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s foray into film; The Unauthorized Audubon; and other news.
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A bookstore in East Harlem collects donations for victims of the neighborhood explosion; a new study finds that most Americans use libraries regularly; writers wonder whether happiness has a place in poetry and fiction; and other news.
Dostoyevsky film adaptation comes to New York; Barnes & Noble closes in Michigan; Author Walter Kirn’s friendship with a murderer; and other news.
Haruki Murakami's next novel will be published in the U.S. in August; Chinese dissident author Yu Jie is having trouble finding a publisher; Electric Literature's 2014 Great Indie Press Preview; and other news.