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The Million Basic Plots Novelist and screenwriter Ned Beauman laments the existence of the website TV Tropes, which breaks down the plots of all forms of popular-culture storytelling into such minute parts as to prevent him from coming up with any original plot elements. I don’t write fiction but I love reading it, and I …

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Monday Miscellany

Hogwarts Is in Your Head, Harry: Conspiracy Theories About Literature Emily Temple weighs in over at The Atlantic: Sherlock Holmes and Watson are lovers, Winnie the Pooh is a mental-illness allegory, and other theories that might forever alter your favorite books. There was a pretty fascinating article over at Salon earlier this month, in which …

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Monday Miscellany

Some interesting takes on the literary world this week. Out of Touch: E-reading isn’t reading Slate caused quite a stir recently with its publication of this excerpt from Andrew Piper’s recent book Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times (University of Chicago Press, 2012): Amid the seemingly endless debates today about the future of reading, …

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New Material Added to Notes in the Margin

A busy summer prevented me from posting regular updates to the main site of Notes in the Margin. But I’m finally back with a new installment of the following materials: Nonfiction Notes Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace by Kate Summerscale   Fiction Notes The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Two by …

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