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This is the grave of Bernard Malamud. Born in 1914 in Brooklyn, Malamud graduated from City College in 1936 and received a master’s degree from Columbia in 1942. Beginning in 1949, he taught 4 courses a semester of freshman writing at Oregon State University, a task that I do not envy especially to a bunch […]

House of Earth

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On February 5, 2013
Wow. As of today, Woody Guthrie’s previously unpublished 1947 novel, House of Earth is available for us to purchase. Finished in 1947 and lost to readers until now, House of Earth is Woody Guthrie’s only fully realized novel—a powerful portrait of Dust Bowl America, filled with the homespun lyricism and authenticity that have made his […]

Roth

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On November 9, 2012

Philip Roth, the greatest American writer of his era, claims to have retired. In the end, this might be a good thing, assuming he really retires. While his 90s and early 2000s resurgence was brilliant

Saramago

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On March 15, 2012

Guernica is publishing a Jose Saramago short story in two parts. Here is the first. There’s not much left unpublished from the great writer I presume. This story is part of a collection of short

Though I suppose this would get me fired in Arizona, I’ll admit that I strategically punctuate my lesson plans with profanity. That guy in the back of the class who thinks he failed his engineering midterm yesterday and spent all night fretting about it instead of sleeping? He’s drifting off — and would be, no […]

Henry Miller

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On January 30, 2012

Very interesting Jeanette Winterson take on Henry Miller in the Times Book Review. I suppose my problem with Miller isn’t that he was a misogynist per se. Philip Roth is a misogynist and he̵

Pafko at the Wall

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On October 3, 2011

Underworld is a very fine novel worth reading in its bulky enterity, but the prologue is just spectacularly good. I’d call it the best writing about baseball ever except that this might faintly

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