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I'm feeling happy this morning because Kent Johnson's book is finally getting its due in the US press, with this article by Jenny Hendrix in The New Republic. She notes, in part:

Johnson’s questions, like his methods, are those of Borges, whose story “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote” asked: “To attribute the Imitatio Christi to Louis Ferdinand Celine or to James Joyce, is this not a suffi... Read more of this blog post »
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Malcolm & Jack: And Other F...
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Bartleby, The Sportscaster
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Bartleby, The Sportscaster by Ted Pelton
" Matching Melville

Ted Pelton is clearly an important American writer. Coming upon this novella BARTLEBY, THE SPORTSCASTER at first creates a sense of embarrassment that his name was unknown to this reader until now. A bit of research (something the... " Read more of this review »
Bhang by Ted Pelton
" A Little Work of Genius

Ted Pelton has mastered the art of the novella. Having read BARTLEBY, THE SPORTSCASTER it was impossible not to read other works by this highly ingenious writer. Pelton's success is more than a little influenced by his intel... " Read more of this review »
Bhang by Ted Pelton
" Full of essences and truths, generous in its brevity; highly recommended. "
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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date: October 22, 2010 08:00PM
location: Issue Project Room, 232 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, The United States
description: Join us for a massive reading at Issue Project Room to celebrate 10 Years of Brooklyn Rail Fiction with authors Shelley Jackson, Robert Lopez, Lewis Warsh, Johannah Rodgers, Dawn Raffel, Joshua Cohen, Eugene Marten, John Reed, Fran Gordon, Yasmine Alwan, Douglas Glover, Sarah French and the translators Susan Bernofsky, Alyson Waters and Donald Nicholson-Smith. Hosted by Brooklyn Rail fiction editor Donald Breckenridge
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Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
Giovanni's Room
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I am teaching this now, and reading it for about the third time. It's interesting to do with undergraduates because it is a young person's book. It's romantic and tragic, it takes place in Paris, Baldwin is writing through the voice of a white male n...more
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I Remember by Joe Brainard
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Brilliantly simple, and adaptable as an exercise for one's own writing or workshops at any level. Smart in its resistance to order, how it insists on remaining strange and wondrous and haphazard. A great book. I hope one day when we colonize space th...more
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Beyond the Techno-Cave by Harold Jaffe
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