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The 2016 Best Translated Book Award Shortlist

The Best Translated Book Award shortlist has been announced! Read the full post.

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The Criterion Collection Announces July 2016 Releases

Today The Criterion Collection announced what it will be releasing in July 2016. Read the full post.

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2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been announced. Read the full post.

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Lara Vapnyar: “Waiting for the Miracle”

This week’s New Yorker story is Lara Vapnyar’s “Waiting for the Miracle.” Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “Labor Day Dinner”

Trevor and Betsy look at Alice Munro’s “Labor Day Dinner,” from her collection The Moons of Jupiter. Read the full post.


Friedrich Reck: Diary of a Man in Despair

Chris reviews Friedrich Reck’s Diary of a Man in Despair. Read the full post.

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The 2016 Man Booker International Prize Shortlist

The 2016 Man Booker International Prize shortlist has been announced. Read the full post.

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Portrait of a Pink Lady: Booth Tarkington and the Changing Face of America

Amanda reflects on Booth Tarkington’s collection of portraits in conjunction with his 1918 novel The Magnificent Ambersons. Read the full post.

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Howard Hawks: Only Angels Have Wings

Today, The Criterion Collection is releasing a gem from the golden age of Hollywood, Howard Hawks’ 1939 classic, starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur, Only Angels Have Wings. Trevor reviews the film and looks at this edition. Read the full post.


The Eclipse Viewer 41: Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy

David and Trevor are back with another episode of The Eclipse Viewer Podcast. In this episode we discuss the unfortunately out of print (though, fortunately, the only out of print title) in the Eclipse Series, Eclipse Series 6: Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy. Read the full post and get links to the show.

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Colin Barrett: “Anhedonia, Here I Come”

This week’s New Yorker story is Colin Barrett’s “Anhedonia, Here I Come.” Read the full post.

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Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum: “The Burglar”

This week’s New Yorker story is Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum’s “The Burglar.” Read the full post.


A Brief Reflection

On the passing of an old friend of The Mookse and the Gripes. Read the full post.