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          “To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric…” Theodor W. Adorno (1)     An image is worth a thousand words, but a thousand words often create their own images. Poetry has long been an important cultural form of bearing witness to tragedy and shaping our understanding of historical events. The […]

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 As of today, Woody Guthrie’s previously unpublished 1947 novel, House of Earth is available for us to purchase.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 Guthr

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, his last novels were, uh, not very good. I had a couple of hours to kill in a library this […]

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 There’s not much left unpublished from the great writer I presume.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 stories soon to be published. After that, I doubt there is a lot. This piece is not atypical of late […]

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

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