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T. Coraghessan Boyle: “Los Gigantes”

Click here to read the abstract of the story on The New Yorker webpage (this week’s story is available only for subscribers).  T. Coraghessan Boyle’s “Los Gigantes” was originally published in the February 6, 2012 issue of The New Yorker. I am slowly but surely catching up — in the meantime, please keep…

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Alice McDermott: “Someone”

Click here to read the abstract of the story on The New Yorker webpage (this week’s story is available only for subscribers).  Alice McDermott’s “Someone” was originally published in the January 30, 2012 issue of The New Yorker. Just as I was crawling out of the hole I was in, my blog gets hacked! …

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Milton Rokeach: The Three Christs of Ypsilanti

I’m not one to go digging around for old psychological studies — or any old studies, for that matter.  Because of this, it is unlikely I would have ever heard of Milton Rokeach’s fascinating The Three Christs of Ypsilanti (1964).  Why did I end up purchasing and reading this?  It’s an NYRB…

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NBCC Finalists

After working nearly 40 hours over the weekend, including all night Sunday, we finally finished a substantial part of the work that has kept me from my family and from this blog.  I will have substantially more time!  To ease back into things, a simple announcement everyone has probably already…

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Roberto Bolaño: “Labyrinth”

Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker webpage.  Roberto Bolaño’s “Labyrinth” was originally published in the January 23, 2012 issue of The New Yorker. I’m a big fan of Roberto Bolaño, though it didn’t come easy.  My first encounter with the now legendary writer was in…

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Saïd Sayrafiezadeh: “A Brief Encounter with the Enemy”

Click here to read the abstract of the story on The New Yorker webpage (this week’s story is available only for subscribers).  Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s “A Brief Encounter with the Enemy” was originally published in the January 16, 2012 issue of The New Yorker.   As you can see from my complete lack of…

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John Lanchester: “Expectations”

Click here to read the abstract of the story on The New Yorker webpage (this week’s story is available only for subscribers).  John Lanchester’s “Expectations” was originally published in the January 9, 2012 issue of The New Yorker. I am, obviously, getting behind here.  The culprit is work.  I have been at…

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Etgar Keret: “Creative Writing”

Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker webpage.  Etgar Keret’s “Creative Writing” (tr. from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston) was originally published in the January 2, 2012 issue of The New Yorker. This is an incredibly short story — only four columns — and for me it succeeded in…

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Denis Johnson: Train Dreams

I’ve felt I should read Denis Johnson for a very long time.  I have most of his books on my shelf.  The problem has always been that there are many other books on my shelf I feel I should read as well, so I keep pushing Johnson back. Fortunately for…