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Runner-up in the 2nd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest 1 Comments

Runner-up in the 2nd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

Michael Hayward reviews On Hashish, a collection of Walter Benjamin’s writings on hashish. more

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We met when we were young enough to knoweach street, and side street, of our town by name. That beauty changes us and why and how. . . more

Poetry

The Road travelled by Jack London (Rutgers) is quite a different one. The first in Rutgers’ Subterranean Lives: Chronicles of Alternative America series, London’s Road contains all of the stories that he wrote about his hobo days at the turn of the n more

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Walking along the streets of Paris, watching thousands of tourists using their digital cameras, I remember the way my father held his old Kodak when he took photographs. more

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Canada’s new five-dollar coin features the world-famous Canadian actor William Shatner. The new 9.2-gram coin shows an effigy of Shatner, star of film and television. more

, ETC

Rick laughed. I walked away. I was irritated at Henry, at Lee for getting stoned and being paranoid and leaving without saying goodbye, at Rick, at everyone. more

Dispatches

Hockey players’ nicknames from The Canadian Hockey Atlas more

Lists

Things found in the Toronto Transit Commission’s Lost and Found. more

Lists

Dear George Szanto, I write in answer to your letter describing your difficulties in finding a publisher for your new novel. more

Columns

I was reading Wittgenstein when all three were killed on the viaduct. A picture shrine and flowers on three of the four corners at the intersection by my house. more

POETRY

Runner-up in the 2nd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

Stephen Osborne is entranced by a pair of eccentric, high profile students while on a university tour in 1964. more

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Canadian readers may doubt that they can learn anything new about winter from The Facts of Winter (McSweeney’s), a book that is faux in many ways. The afterword is a faux biography by Paul La Farge, an American “translator,” of the book’s purported a more

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Fitz Hugh Ludlow’s The Hasheesh Eater (Rutgers) was first published in 1857, and is now reprinted as another in Rutgers’ Subterranean Lives series. Described as “the first full-length example of American drug literature,” this account is closely mode more

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Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul: Memories and the City, translated by Maureen Freely (Knopf), presents Istanbul as a palimpsest in which can be read the fading traces of empires Christian and Muslim, of childhood, and of a European gaze that once contemplated more

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People who live in the North speak of leaving as “going outside.” I recently returned to the North after a lengthy absence and found myself reading two books about the effects of the “outside,” and about the things that brought me here in the first p more

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Paula Spencer is forty-eight. She hasn’t had a drink for four months and five days. She wants a drink. She doesn’t want a drink. She fights. She wins. But she’s alone. She’s got kids, two grown, two still at home.... The book is Paula Spencer (Knopf) more

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The movie Wordplay, directed by Patrick Creadon (IFC Films, available on DVD), takes us into the arcana of crossword fanatics, who call themselves puzzle heads. Once a year they come from all over the U.S. to sit at long tables in a room at the Marri more

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