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Eight Hot Trollopes
An experiment for 21st-century readers: let’s take a quick tour of the love scenes of a famous Victorian novelist to see if his writings still enflame. The post Eight Hot Trollopes appeared first on The Millions.
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I’m Going to Keep Writing: At 91, Lore Segal Is Still Going Strong
I still have a lot of curiosity, and a lot of celebration to do. It’s a lucky life. The post I’m Going to Keep Writing: At 91, Lore Segal Is Still Going Strong appeared first on The Millions.
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Homosexual Panic: The Millions Interviews James Polchin
An NYU professor looks at how newspapers' true crime reports from the early- to mid-20th century reflected society’s phobia of LGBTQ people. The post Homosexual Panic: The Millions Interviews James Polchin appeared first on The Millions.
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Best Translated Book Awards Spotlight: The Millions Interviews Linda Coverdale
As a translator, I’m responsible for providing information encoded in the text that's more easily accessible to a native reader, as discreetly as possible. The post Best Translated Book Awards Spotlight: The Millions Interviews Linda Coverdale appear
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Stop Hating on Adjectives!
A common admonition in creative writing pedagogy is, “Cut as many adjectives as possible.” I propose that this rule springs from mere prejudice. The post Stop Hating on Adjectives! appeared first on The Millions.
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Elise Juska on Finally Learning the True Story of Her Namesake
The novelist on her grandfather's very unusual relationship arrangement—a 52-year engagement—and how it led, in a roundabout way, to her own name. The post Elise Juska on Finally Learning the True Story of Her Namesake appeared first on The Millions.
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The Best Book You’ve Never Read
In the decades since Richard Yates's death, Revolutionary Road has kept his reputation alive. The Easter Parade, by contrast, sold just more than 10,000 copies. The post The Best Book You’ve Never Read appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Hemon, Bob-Waksberg, Martins, Awad, and More
Out this week: two enchanting debuts, writing lessons from an editor of the NY Times Op-Ed page, and short stories from the creator of BoJack Horseman. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Hemon, Bob-Waksberg, Martins, Awad, and More appeared first on T
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Best Translated Book Awards Spotlight: The Millions Interviews Laura Cesarco Eglin
I’ve been living with these poems for a few years: reading, translating, editing. The editing is difficult because you know it’s the prelude to letting go. The post Best Translated Book Awards Spotlight: The Millions Interviews Laura Cesarco Eglin ap
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Is There A Poet Laureate Of The Anthropocene?
As far back as the 17th century, authors have been capturing the era of humankind's impact on the natural environment. The post Is There a Poet Laureate of the Anthropocene? appeared first on The Millions.
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How a Stranger’s Diary Became One of the Year’s Most Fascinating Books
Kathryn Scanlan on the serendipitous discovery of a 400-page text by an anonymous Midwestern housewife—and how it taught her to write. The post How a Stranger’s Diary Became One of the Year’s Most Fascinating Books appeared first on The Millions.
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The Millions Top Ten: May 2019
Two newcomers joined the list this month: Halle Butler's second novel, ‘The New Me,’ and Sally Rooney's unconventional bildungsroman, ‘Normal People.' The post The Millions Top Ten: May 2019 appeared first on The Millions.
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Why Do Found Texts Fascinate Us So Much?
We don’t know the writer, nor the intended recipient, nor the intention. The text comes from nowhere and finds us as much as we find it. It haunts us. The post Why Do Found Texts Fascinate Us So Much? appeared first on The Millions.
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Brett Kavanaugh and the Witch in the Woods: The Millions Interviews Leni Zumas
We’re talking about how to change the patriarchy, and how to look at our own complicity in perpetuating it. The post Brett Kavanaugh and the Witch in the Woods: The Millions Interviews Leni Zumas appeared first on The Millions.
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Must-Read Poetry: June 2019
This month's most-surprising volume is a remix in verse of a diary kept by an 86-year-old Illinois woman, started in 1968 and finished in 1972. The post Must-Read Poetry: June 2019 appeared first on The Millions.
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Even the Sun Itself Has Faded: Featured Poetry by Norman Dubie
There’s an irreverent touch to his lines, but the language is painfully precise—with an unnerving feel, as if we are looking at the world with new eyes. The post Even the Sun Itself Has Faded: Featured Poetry by Norman Dubie appeared first on The Mil
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Lambda Literary Awards Names 2019 Winners
The Lambda Literary Awards named its 2019 winners in a ceremony last night in New York City. The post Lambda Literary Awards Names 2019 Winners appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Vuong, Arnett, Dennis-Benn, Ohlin, and More
Three novelistic debuts, a James Beard Award–winner's memoir, and the latest from 'Eat, Pray, Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Vuong, Arnett, Dennis-Benn, Ohlin, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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June Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)
A bumper crop of debut novels threatens to topple our nightstands this month. The post June Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) appeared first on The Millions.
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Unconventional Revision: MFA vs. Therapy
While I value my MFA, it was a lesson in craft and the practice of art; therapy was a lesson in understanding why I wanted to write in the first place. The post Unconventional Revision: MFA vs. Therapy appeared first on The Millions.
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The Stuff of Lasting Friendship: The Millions Interviews Jessica Francis Kane
I think we might be losing the art of visiting. We are so busy and mostly unwilling to inconvenience someone else because we don’t want to be inconvenienced ourselves. The post The Stuff of Lasting Friendship: The Millions Interviews Jessica Francis
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Two Novels Tell Very Different Stories About Terrorism in America
Published a decade apart, the books provide a window onto the American imagination and its understanding of the links between terror and Islam. The post Two Novels Tell Very Different Stories About Terrorism in America appeared first on The Millions.
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Namwali Serpell On A Novel 19 Years In The Making
Revising my very old drafts, I was surprised by certain impulses I had as a young person. I'm surprised by how instinctively feminist I am as a writer. The post Namwali Serpell on a Novel 19 Years in the Making appeared first on The Millions.
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And the Winners of the 2019 Best Translated Book Awards Are…
It's the first BTBA win for a book from the French, and also the first victory for an author from Martinique. The post And the Winners of the 2019 Best Translated Book Awards Are… appeared first on The Millions.
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Samuel Pepys Would Have Been Huge on the Internet
Pepys’s fragmentary, digressive, contradictory, messy diary foreshadows our own individual self-fashioning. In Pepys we see Facebook; we see Twitter. The post Samuel Pepys Would Have Been Huge on the Internet appeared first on The Millions.
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It’s Our Time: Cave Canem’s Founder on the Power of Poetry
My advice to a new writer is go where you need to get the support you need to write. Find the cracks where you can get a little juice and live on that. The post It’s Our Time: Cave Canem’s Founder on the Power of Poetry appeared first on The Millions
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