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Michael Hayward reviews Some Rain Must Fall, part of the six volume memoir by Karl Ove Knausgaard. more

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When faced with the gnarly writing of Thomas Bernhard readers experience again and again the difficulty of summarizing what they are reading, of thematizing what they have read. more

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There were always things to see at the pond—tadpoles, leopard frogs, dragonflies—but that day we saw two boys, with a rifle. more

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"The Orange Grove is dry and sparse and heartbreaking, much like the unnamed country in which it takes place." more

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Pym’s loving but sly take on the world is reminiscent of Jane Austen, but I find Pym funnier and somehow more shrewd and gentle in her satire. more

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Eve Corbel creates a set of greeting cards to celebrate life's best and worst mundane moments. more

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On Dorothy Parker Day we wear wool suits and little hats, smoke with cigarette holders and have a liver-coloured dachshund on a lead. more

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Known and Strange Things (Random House) is a collection of Teju Cole’s essays and other short pieces, many of which have previously appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere online. more

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barbara findlay describes herself as a lawyer, and therefore a member of a privileged group, who did not herself have the same civil and human rights as everyone else: a paradox that became central to her life and her “lawyering.” more

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"At the back of the line a woman with no teeth was trying to hold an eighteen-pack of budget toilet paper with one hand." more

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Three generations of the Crosby family live and die, but all you really need to know about Tinkers by Paul Harding is the writer’s exceptional use of language. more

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First there was the Canadian daredevil Ken Carter who, for five years (starting in 1976), made repeated attempts to jump the St. Lawrence River in a rocket-propelled car. more

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From Jean Talon to Lenin’s Tomb more

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I Cycled into the Arctic Circle: A Peregrination by James Duthie and Matt Hulse (Saltire Society) is a “newly revived and revised edition of deaf Scotsman James Duthie’s rare journal.” more

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Arthur Manuel recounts the time he and over 300 other activists took over the Department of Indian Affairs in 1973. more

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“If we paid protection money to the KGB, there’d be nothing left for salaries. And we call it the FSB now.” more

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"Like most people who have seen the stand-up comedy and other stage-work of Charles Demers, I sure couldn’t pass up a book of his personal essays." more

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Christine Novosel talks life in Scotland: "What Glasgow lacks in beauty and brains, it makes up for with wit and resilience." more

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Mary Schendlinger reviews SayWha?!, a monthly evening of “readings of deliciously rotten writing”. more

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Roni Simunovic reviews several short stories by Chuck Tingle, including Slammed in the Butthole by my Concept of Linear Time and I’m Gay for My Living Billionaire Jet Plane. more

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