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There may be more to reality TV than meets the eye. Read more

Columns

Headlines featuring crack-smoking mayors and election fraudsters. Read more

Dispatches

An account of the circumstances surrounding seven literary honours bestowed on a writer. Read more

Dispatches

There are imaginary cities for scientists, vampires, lechers and even bad students—but what about writers? Read more

Columns

What we do when we absorb words from a screen— and we haven’t yet evolved a verb for it—is not reading. Read more

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For creative people who fear that the muses have deserted us, when in fact they have slipped quietly into the 21st century. Read more

Comix

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Paul Joseph

A reflection on the complex and often inexplicable process of bibliographic categorizations. Read more

Columns

Parables, cautionary tales, morality plays, allegories—the notion that we can study literary works as texts of ethics is as old as literature. Read more

Columns

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Photo credit: Brian Howell

Crispin and Jan Elsted produce books of extraordinary beauty using techniques and traditions that date from the days of Johannes Gutenberg. Read more

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

Postcard Story Contest

A writer whose work is among the most important contributions to the literature of the Holocaust is forgotten by almost all. Read more

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Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States, says poetry is optional. And that your reader's crotch is the one thing you never worry about. Read more

FINDINGS 2 Comments

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Fafner from Wikimedia Commons

Maurice Sambert wants to write a book about authors' graves, but someone much more famous has already published one. Read more

A feminist writer/publisher sought out stories of the partition of India: atrocity and hardship, looting, rape and murder committed by and upon Hindu, Muslim and Sikh. Read more

Dispatches

I’ve now read Comment parler des livres que l’on n’a pas lus? and I’m happy to say that I was right. Read more

Columns

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Photo: Hobvias Sudoneighm

"Since the beginning of time (the telling of which is also a story), we have known that words are dangerous creatures." Read more

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Illustration: Eric Uhlich

Where in the used bookstore would mysteries by Raymond Chandler be shelved - in Novels or in Fiction? Stephen Osborne remembers the summer pleasures of reading outdoors and used bookstores. Read more

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Adam Gopnik deconstructs the submerged iceberg and unique snowflake metaphors. Read more

Prose

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Tower of Babel (1563) by Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1526/1530-1569)

Alberto Manguel reflects on art as a witness to the human desire to be infinite and eternal. Read more

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