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Edinburgh :: United Kingdom | 2 months ago

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On Not Going Home James Wood I had a piano teacher who used to talk about the most familiar musical cadence in which a piece returns, after wandering and variation, to its original key, the tonic as going home'. It seemed so easy when music did it:

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Sochi :: Russia | 2 months ago

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February 10, 2014 Michael Miller Novelist Alexander Chee has written a thoughtful and eloquent essay about Twitter outrage, Twitter apologies, and how they reflect the world we live in now. Who knows what we thought we'd get when we let the Internet

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Cambridge :: United Kingdom | 3 months ago

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Anthony Vivis was a leading contributor to the introduction of postwar German dramatic literature to Britain. He was, in particular, a champion of East German writers indeed he alone is largely responsible for our knowledge of them in this country.

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Sarajevo :: Bosnia and Herzegovina | 5 months ago

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The best essay you read in 2013 might be one which first appeared two decades ago. That doesn't mean this has been a weak year but it does suggest that Janet Malcolm's 1994 profile of the painter David Salle, which provides the title for Forty-One

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 7 months ago

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Sep 10 2013 Layers in Fiction Jonathan Aprea When multiple narrative layers are incorporated into a work of fiction, they can have a disorienting effect. Whether they take the form of a shift in perspective, the introduction of interviews, or

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Norwich :: United Kingdom | 8 months ago

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Suggested Topics While WG Sebald was reading The Robber by Swiss author Robert Walser the only novel he didn't then know by a tormented, eccentric loner whom he much admired he came across the word "Trauerlaufbahn"...Not only does the composite

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Toronto :: Canada | 9 months ago

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But it was helpful trying to work out how writers achieved certain things. Greene's novels had a controlled precision and cinematic quality. There was little fat on his prose but he could conjure an atmosphere in a sentence. Updike's Rabbit tetralogy

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Southampton :: United Kingdom | 10 months ago

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Suggested Topics In the spring of 2001, I received a postcard in the mail...On the back, written in an elegant script, was a note of appreciation for a book I'd just published, called Spike Island...I was trying to find a way to express all the ideas

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London :: United Kingdom | 10 months ago

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Suggested Topics The Swiss writer Robert Walser (1878-1956) influenced the likes of Herman Hesse and W G Sebald, but he remains an obscure figure on these shores. Perhaps this has something to do with his offbeat prose style, which takes some getting

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London :: United Kingdom | 11 months ago

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She tells herself that she is more concerned with being than becoming. "Ambition has never been high on the list, nor marriage or adventure," she says. Her friend Daniel is a fellow non-conformist, a poet who is also a gallery guard, though this time

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