Tom McCarthy Thinks the Wrong Kurt Vonnegut Book Is Famous

Donna Haraway, Paul Virilio, J. G. Ballard. … Then, tracking backward, Martin Heidegger — monumental thinker of techné and poesis; and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, psychotic herald of the age of speed and violence. And further back: Mary Shelley, whose “Frankenstein” marks a kind of Year Zero for industrialized modernity’s impact on literature. More...

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By admin On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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Thoreau, Emerson and the Town Where Their Thoughts Took Root

THE TRANSCENDENTALISTS AND THEIR WORLDBy Robert A. Gross The “great man” theory of history has been deeply out of fashion for some time, but Robert A. Gross’s “The Transcendentalists and Their World” More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
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‘The Kite Runner’ Is Coming to Broadway

A stage adaptation of the best-selling novel “The Kite Runner” will be presented on Broadway in July. The play, which began its life in California in 2007 and has been widely produced since, is planning More...

By admin On Monday, January 17th, 2022
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A Strong New Lead in ‘The Betrayal of Anne Frank’

Sullivan, a poet and the prizewinning author of books including “Stalin’s Daughter” and “Villa Air-Bel,” about a safe house in Marseille during World War II, is amply qualified to resituate readers More...

By admin On Sunday, January 16th, 2022
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Steve Jenkins, 69, Dies; His Children’s Books Brought Science to Life

In addition to his wife, Mr. Jenkins is survived by their children, Jamie, Alec and Page Jenkins, and a brother, Jeffrey. “His curiosity and passion for science and the natural world was boundless,” Margaret More...

By admin On Saturday, January 15th, 2022
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Terry Teachout, Arts Critic With a Wide Range, Is Dead at 65

Terry Teachout, a cultural critic who, in his columns for The Wall Street Journal, The Daily News and other publications, brought his all-encompassing intellect to bear on Broadway, ballet, bluegrass and practically More...

By admin On Friday, January 14th, 2022
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Mommy Is Going Away for a While

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. There are so many ways to do motherhood wrong, or so a mother is told. She can be overbearing or remote. More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
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What We’re Looking Forward to This Year

Welcome. On the last day of last year, I asked what, if anything, you were looking forward to in 2022. Since then, I’ve been thinking of Anne Shirley’s optimistic query in “Anne of Green Gables”: “Marilla, More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
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National Endowment for the Humanities Announces $24.7 Million in New Grants

A “living history museum” based on the life of Dred Scott, digitization of books and manuscripts dispersed from the Philippines in the 18th century, a Cherokee translation effort, and an exhibit on the More...

By admin On Monday, January 10th, 2022
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Overlooked No More: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Artist and Author Who Explored Identity

She was murdered after the publication of her first novel, “Dictee,” a challenging exploration of Korean history and immigrant life that inspires Asian American writers today. Source link  More...

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