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Our Past, Look Away, Look Away

We began this week with the news that a new n-word-scrubbed edition of Huckleberry Finn is being published.  The reaction in most places where literary people congregate was mostly negative.  Huckleberry Finn has been considered controversial ever since it was … Continue reading

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Lessons from John Gardner

Last week when I was at the Baltimore Book Festival browsing through the titles at Daedelus Books’ tent, I came across new copy of an old favorite book about writing, John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for … Continue reading

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Orphans

“One realization does dawn upon the death of the second parent, namely that you’ve now moved into the green room to the River Styx. You’re next. Another thing about parental mortality: No matter how much you’ve prepared for the moment, … Continue reading

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