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Nightcap with Gian
we definitely do need more generous readers with the courage of conviction in their own taste, who believe in books and are willing to stand up for those convictions, which he was, and did, in spades. Who know, as Gian did, that artistic integrity is
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The Millions Top Ten: May 2021
We spend plenty of time here on The Millions telling all of you what we’ve been reading, but we are also quite interested in hearing about what you’ve been reading. By looking at our Amazon stats, we can see what books Millions readers have been buyi
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Taking Refuge in How: On Toni Morrison’s First Three Novels
Morrison does not leap from one kind of story to something radically different. Her voice shines through from the beginning. Her books all bear the marks of her imagination, style, and insight. The post Taking Refuge in How: On Toni Morrison’s First
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Galchen, Zambreno, Emezi, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from Rivka Galchen, Kate Zambreno, Akwaeke Emezi, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Galchen, Zambreno, Emezi, and More appeared first on The Million
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There Is a Freedom to Being Kept Outside: The Millions Interviews Kate Zambreno
I believe I write so as to continue to exist, and also to perform disappearance, nonexistence. I write knowing I inevitably shame my family by doing so, by writing at all about an interior life. The post There Is a Freedom to Being Kept Outside: The
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Revisiting an Unchanged Venice
On the eve of its 1,600th birthday, Venice was once again experiencing a pandemic. Venice, the city that also who gave us the word quarantena, quarantine, for the 40 days sailors were required to spend in isolation to avoid spreading the plague. The
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A Kind of Deep Companionship: The Millions Interviews Jo Ann Beard
When you’re slogging through your day, imagining what else is to come, and you remember that the minute all else is done you can sink down into your book like warm water, and be absorbed while you’re absorbing, is priceless, as they say in capitalism
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June Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)
This June, we're tentatively removing our masks in public parks and curling up with new books from Kate Zambreno, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Lisa Taddeo, Kristen Arnett, Rivka Galchen, and Italo Calvino. The post June Preview: The Millions Most Anticipate
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Ford, Arnett, St. Aubyn, and More
This week we're looking at new titles from Ashley C. Ford, Kristin Arnett, and Edward St. Aubyn. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Ford, Arnett, St. Aubyn, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Katie Kitamura Is Incapable of a Hot Take
It takes me 10 years to figure out what I think. I’ve just learned to resign myself to the fact that I’m never going to be dynamic like that. The post Katie Kitamura Is Incapable of a Hot Take appeared first on The Millions.
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Beyond 20 Drafts
My editor, with her thorough diligence and incredible acuity, compiled the extensive editorial feedback: 5,500-plus comments via track changes and 13 pages of global comments. The post Beyond 20 Drafts appeared first on The Millions.
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Ten Essential Noir Novels
Those books were about psychologically damaged people trying to navigate a cruel, cutthroat world. And they were written by what seemed to me psychologically damaged writers. It felt like I’d found a home. The post Ten Essential Noir Novels appeared
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Flanagan, Kawakami, and More
This week, we're looking at new books from Richard Flanagan and Mieko Kawakami. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Flanagan, Kawakami, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring McElroy, Ripatrazone, Shepard, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from Alex McElroy, our own Nick Ripatrazone, Jim Shepard, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring McElroy, Ripatrazone, Shepard, and More appeared first o
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Goodnight Mom: The Millions Interviews Julia Fine
It’s so important that we not romanticize new motherhood. It’s hard enough to be a new parent with without the added guilt that you aren’t doing it right, or the loneliness of thinking no one else has had these feelings. The post Goodnight Mom: The M
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Stop Filming Us: Interrogating and Inverting the Western Gaze
Some people think it's the worst film ever made; for others it's an eye-opening film that changes the way they think about development aid or stereotypes. The post Stop Filming Us: Interrogating and Inverting the Western Gaze appeared first on The Mi
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Ten Essential Books Inspired by Greek Mythology
I think this is why there is so much enthusiasm for mythological retellings: they let us escape to another world, but they ask questions that still matter to us today. The post Ten Essential Books Inspired by Greek Mythology appeared first on The Mil
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The Millions Top Ten: April 2021
Our list this month is consistent. Its top five are unchanged. Last month's list was consistent. Its top three were unchanged. My monthly dispatches about the Millions Top Ten are... well, you get the idea. The post The Millions Top Ten: April 2021 a
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Peynado, Feng, Blau, and More
Here’s a quick look at books publishing this week from Brenda Peynado, Linda Rui Feng, and Jessica Anya Blau. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Peynado, Feng, Blau, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Poetry Book Contracts: What to Know Before You Sign
Here’s what you should read carefully, what you might be able to negotiate, and a few things that might be red flags. The post Poetry Book Contracts: What to Know Before You Sign appeared first on The Millions.
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Writing to Heal: The Millions Interviews Elissa Washuta
At some point, I got it into my head that I wanted to write a book as long as a Franzen novel, because I know he’s allowed to and the conventional wisdom said I wasn’t. The post Writing to Heal: The Millions Interviews Elissa Washuta appeared first o
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Lahiri, Washuta, and More
This week we've got our eyes on new books from Jhumpa Lahiri and Elissa Washuta,  The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Lahiri, Washuta, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Disinformation Nation: On Francine Prose
The Vixen makes an implicit argument for good writing, and even good editing, as a form of political defiance. The post Disinformation Nation: On Francine Prose appeared first on The Millions.
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Elegy Of The Walker
Sojourn into a world so foreign was the birthright of the first humans, and it still is today, if you choose it. The post Elegy of the Walker appeared first on The Millions.
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Writing, Still Writing
Maybe the point is that we writers should appreciate writing for the very way it keeps us trying, keeps us dreaming. The post Writing, Still Writing appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Wright, Zauner, Simon, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from Richard Wright, Michelle Zauner, our own Ed Simon, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Wright, Zauner, Simon, and More appeared first on The Mill
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‘We Are Bridges’: Featured Nonfiction from Cassandra Lane
Lane's memoir, which won the 2020 Louise Meriwether First Book Prize, explores the author's ancestral history in order to give her future child a family history. The post ‘We Are Bridges’: Featured Nonfiction from Cassandra Lane appeared first on The
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Formal Poetry Is Not a Museum Piece: The Millions Interviews Aaron Poochigian
There was some tension at Columbia over my formalism. I was at one point told not to write that way. Because formal poetry is what lights up my synapses, gets me high, I could not accommodate that suggestion. The post Formal Poetry Is Not a Museum Pi
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Henry Vaughan’s Eternal Alchemy
What faith teaches is that we're all exiles from that Zion that is eternity, to which we shall one day return. What Vaughan understands is that if we seek eternity, it is now. The post Henry Vaughan’s Eternal Alchemy appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Murakami, Oyeyemi, Wideman, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from Haruki Murakami, Helen Oyeyemi, John Edgar Wideman, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Murakami, Oyeyemi, Wideman, and More appeared first on Th
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