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The Good Books, over 50 writers—including Yiyun Li, Anne Fadiman, Karen Russell, Gary Shteyngart, David Shields, and many more—choose the works in translation they’d bring to a great global book swap. Also featured: talks and conversation by Kurt Vonnegut, Toni Morrison, Susan Sontag, Norman Mailer, and other participants in the 1986 PEN Congress. Plus fiction, poetry, ess ...more
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Connor Smith
If you've ever had trouble with an ever expanding to-read list, this is a dangerous book. The main feature is a hypothetical swap meet where the contributors bring one book to swap. But, the problem is that they bring a description with them, the kind of description that makes you want to read the book. I found myself adding several books to my bloated to-read list. And, half of the included short stories made me add an author's work to my to-read list. All in all, a fantastic way to discover th ...more
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