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The Slow Bloom of ‘Suite for Barbara Loden’
This 2018 publication of the novel brings closure to a 50-year saga, coinciding with the height of the #MeToo movement, which has given women everywhere renewed strength through common vulnerabilities. The post The Slow Bloom of ‘Suite for Barbara Lo
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Can a Myth Grow Up?: The Poet Frank Stanford at Second Sight
The real question about the cult-hero of American poetry has now become: “What are we gonna do with this motherfucker?” The post Can a Myth Grow Up?: The Poet Frank Stanford at Second Sight appeared first on The Millions.
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I Have to Write Differently Now: The Millions Interviews Jennifer Acker
I was bouncing back and forth between people’s individual views about how the story should be told. I just needed to find the person whose vision aligned with my own. The post I Have to Write Differently Now: The Millions Interviews Jennifer Acker a
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Missives from Another World: Literature of Parallel Universes
Like a dream where unfamiliar rooms are discovered in one’s own house, the alternate history has a spooky quality to it, and the mere existence of such conjecture forces us to confront profound metaphysical questions. The post Missives from Another W
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Literary Testimony: Fernando Aramburu Tells the Basque Story
When all is said and done, a novel is a means whereby we impose order on human experience, always leaving to the readers the possibility of reaching their own interpretations. The post Literary Testimony: Fernando Aramburu Tells the Basque Story appe
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Rooney, Kim, Acker, Bloom, and More
Six new books—four new novels, a short story collection, and the essays of a critical master—will transport you to Ireland, Virginia, and Kenya. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Rooney, Kim, Acker, Bloom, and More appeared first on The Mill
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‘Ungovernable’: Featured Nonfiction from Therese Oneill
Preparation for motherhood as the Victorians did begins the moment you awkwardly allow your new husband to bunch your thirteen pounds of nightdress around your waist and accidentally elbow you in the chin while blindly but earnestly trying to navigat
The Millions7 min. leídos
Me, Myself, and You: Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’
In her latest novel, Rooney suggests that individual identity is actually a microcosmic social structure, made up of webbed relationships and collective agreements. The post Me, Myself, and You: Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’ appeared first on The Mi
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Looking For Myself In The Stories Of Sib Lit
Recently I did something I’ve been avoiding for a long time: I read literature by people like me, about people like us. The post Looking for Myself in the Stories of Sib Lit appeared first on The Millions.
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Aspen Words Literary Prize Awarded to Tayari Jones
The Aspen Words Literary Prize was awarded yesterday to Tayari Jones for An American Marriage, at a ceremony in New York City. The prize, which operates out of the Aspen Institute, awards $35,000 annually to “an influential work of fiction that illum
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Drifting Toward Wonder: The Millions Interviews Lia Purpura
The associative impulse confirms the deep systems holding us together even if we’re bent on ignoring or destroying those tethers. The post Drifting Toward Wonder: The Millions Interviews Lia Purpura appeared first on The Millions.
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Poetry Is for Everyone: The Millions Interviews Stephanie Burt
Today’s best writers of color and today’s best writers of underrepresented groups, including groups that I belong to, are writers who have learned from the dead. The post Poetry Is for Everyone: The Millions Interviews Stephanie Burt appeared first
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Best Translated Book Awards Names 2019 Longlists
The titles vying for this year's best literature in translation hail from 24 different countries, from authors writing in 16 different languages. The post Best Translated Book Awards Names 2019 Longlists appeared first on The Millions.
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The Millions Top Ten: March 2019
The top spot remains unchanged (and welcome Esi Edugyan to our Hall of Fame)! Also making appearances: Atkinson, Gass, and Murakami. The post The Millions Top Ten: March 2019 appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions6 min. leídos
Bryan Washington’s Houston Is a City of Multitudes
Everyone’s experience of a city is different. It’s not a singular experience that everyone is going to share. The post Bryan Washington’s Houston Is a City of Multitudes appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Caro, Blake, Hammad, Gainza, and More
A non-fiction master's account of his writing process heads up our list of must-read new books for this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Caro, Blake, Hammad, Gainza, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Five Writing Tips from Mark Bowden
The question most in my mind when writing is: What exactly are you trying to say? A clear answer to that question will help you avoid confusion and cliché. The post Five Writing Tips from Mark Bowden appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions8 min. leídos
Power Play: Reading Kristen Roupenian’s ‘You Know You Want This’
It’s important to read characters who are burning down their lives and searching for answers to unknowable questions. The post Power Play: Reading Kristen Roupenian’s ‘You Know You Want This’ appeared first on The Millions.
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Feelin’ Good: What ‘Green Book’ Got Wrong and ‘Period’ Gets Right
Who made the film, what is the frame, who are the protagonists, what is supposed to “feel good” and why? The post Feelin’ Good: What ‘Green Book’ Got Wrong and ‘Period’ Gets Right appeared first on The Millions.
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Jernigan: The Last Unhappy White Guy
From around 1950 to 2000, books about unhappy white guys were written frequently enough to constitute a subgenre of literary fiction: call it, let’s say, Unhappy White Guys. Or UWG. The post Jernigan: The Last Unhappy White Guy appeared first on The
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Put the Best Books in Your Pocket
Win some of the world’s best books in e-book format, including must-reads by Octavia Butler, Joan Didion, Henry James, Rick Moody, and more. The post Put the Best Books in Your Pocket appeared first on The Millions.
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Island Time: On The Poetics Of The Isle
Islands are almost always the geographic feature with which utopias are associated, for paradise is not paradise if it’s easily accessible. The post Island Time: On the Poetics of the Isle appeared first on The Millions.
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Four New Friendship Novels and the Ties That May Not Bind
We grow into our friendships as we grow into our books—the ideals crack, what is lost can be more powerful than what is gained, and what is gained is never absolute. The post Four New Friendship Novels and the Ties That May Not Bind appeared first on
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Must-Read Poetry: April 2019
Six new collections we can't get enough of this month. The post Must-Read Poetry: April 2019 appeared first on The Millions.
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I Do Not Wish to Sing: Featured Poetry by Jericho Brown
Brown's storytelling talent reverberates throughout his latest book 'The Tradition'. The post I Do Not Wish to Sing: Featured Poetry by Jericho Brown appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Beattie, Toews, Boyle, Filgate, and More
A quick look at some notable books that are publishing this week, from a hypnotic novella to a novelistic take on Timothy Leary’s LSD studies. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Beattie, Toews, Boyle, Filgate, and More appeared first on The M
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‘A Wonderful Stroke of Luck’: Featured Fiction from Ann Beattie
Why did Ben feel like these people, this place, might be the last things he’d ever see? The post ‘A Wonderful Stroke of Luck’: Featured Fiction from Ann Beattie appeared first on The Millions.
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Letters from AWP: Re-Entry Is Hard
AWP 2019 is done.  The tweets tell the tales, from a fish that got into the hotel minibar, to many pictures of people I don’t know posing together, to the surest evidence that a literary conference has just taken place: tote bags.  There are also, of
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