Monthly Archives: October 2008

How to Read Like a President

Essay – How to Read Like a President – NYTimes.com: “You can tell a lot about a president — or a presidential candidate — by what he reads, or says he reads,” declares Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek, in this … Continue reading

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R.I.P., Tony Hillerman

Here are two retrospectives on Tony Hillerman: In Appreciation of Tony Hillerman, The Christian Science Monitor bestselling mystery author provided insight into the native people and culture of the Southwest, Los Angeles Times

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Tony Hillerman, Novelist, Dies at 83

Tony Hillerman, Novelist, Dies at 83 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com: The Associated Press has reported the death of novelist Tony Hillerman,”whose lyrical, authentic and compelling mystery novels set among the Navajos of the Southwest blazed innovative trails in the … Continue reading

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Robert Jordan, Hemingway’s Bipartisan Hero : NPR

Robert Jordan, Hemingway’s Bipartisan Hero : NPR: Barack Obama and John McCain don’t agree on much, but they apparently agree on this: They’re fierce political opponents, but it turns out that the presidential candidates do agree on a literary matter: … Continue reading

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Annie Proulx no longer at home on the range

Annie Proulx no longer at home on the range – Los Angeles Times: “I wish I’d never written it,” prize-winning author Annie Proulx says of her most famous story, “Brokeback Mountain,” which was made into a popular movie. Now Proulx, … Continue reading

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American Publishers and Foreign Languages at the Frankfurt Book Fair

American Publishers and Foreign Languages at the Frankfurt Book Fair – NYTimes.com: As a follow-up to several previous posts about the recent announcement of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Motoko Rich, writing from the Frankfurt Book Fair, explains why most … Continue reading

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The Best Foreign Books You’ve Never Heard Of : NPR

The Best Foreign Books You’ve Never Heard Of : NPR: French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio won the Nobel Prize for literature Thursday. If most Americans have never heard of this accomplished author of more than 30 novels, essays and … Continue reading

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A whale of a debate over ‘Moby Dick’

A whale of a debate over ‘Moby Dick’ | csmonitor.com: Please, spare us any more giant mammal jokes! Here in Massachusetts we’ve had to listen to every possible commentator refer to it as a ‘whale of a debate,’ but, after … Continue reading

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Note to Comment Spammers

Comments are not automatically posted; I have to manually approve each one. Any comment that is not substantively related to the topic of the original post will not be approved, so it will do you no good to submit a … Continue reading

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Sunday Summary

I’m working on a research proposal for school right now. As exhilarating as it is to be getting near working on my dissertation, this phase is very time-consuming. Consequently, I’m resorting to a summary list of the tabs I’ve left … Continue reading

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