Archive for February, 2015

The Insufferable Gaucho

Added on February 25, 2015

The Insufferable Gaucho Roberto Bolano New Directions, New York, 2010 Scholars will be studying Bolano’s work far into the future — it is that revolutionary. Jim, the first story from this collection, at a mere two and a half pages, is transcendent. The essay Illness + Literature = Illness gives readers an insight into how [...]

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You Are Not a Stranger Here

Added on February 14, 2015

You Are Not a Stranger Here Adam Haslett Nan A. Talese, U.S.A. 2002 This awesome collection of nine short stories by Yale law student Adam Haslett was a 2002 finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Check the copyright page to see in which magazines some of these stories were first [...]

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Added on February 5, 2015

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage Haruki Murakami Doubleday, Canada, 2014 Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan — another highly anticipated masterpiece by a writer who has, perhaps more than any other, created a voice which is so recognizably his own. [...]

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