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Adam Dalva

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April 11, 1986

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Adam Dalva’s writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Tin House, and The Guardian. He teaches Creative Writing at Rutgers University and is a book critic for Guernica Magazine. Adam has received fellowships from the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. He is a graduate of NYU's MFA Program, where he was a Veterans Writing Workshop Fellow. His best selling comic book, OLIVIA TWIST, was published by Dark Horse in Fall 2018.

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Twilight of the Eastern Gods by Ismail Kadare
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A strange, lucid, sometimes alienating snapshot of life as a Soviet writer the year that Pasternak won the nobel prize. It feels ferociously contemporary in the way it veers between autobiography and invention, and there are some absolutely bravura s ...more
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Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden
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I came to this extraordinary memoir of linked essays through "The Feels of Love," a gobsmackingly good essay that the author wrote for Guernica Magazine. "The Feels of Love," which
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Asleep in the Sun by Adolfo Bioy Casares
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Not quite as good as The Invention of Morel, but much funnier. The book has a clever plot that takes WAY too long to get cooking, but the second half is really delightful. What I like about Casares is his weirdness - he zigs when he should zag and he ...more
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A Time for Everything by Karl Ove Knausgård
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Special book - stretches of major boredom when Knausgard dips too deeply into analysis, but the thesis of the work is great. Essentially, a fictional argument that the depictions of angels in art are based on reality, and therefore a suggestion that ...more
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Exit Ghost by Philip Roth
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And with this I come to the end of the Zuckerman books. I can't imagine reading this w/o the context of the earlier writing, particularly without The Ghostwriter, which this neatly bookends. As a stand-alone work, it, alone of the Zuckermans, wouldn' ...more
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Bleak House by Charles Dickens
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Incredible - blows away any other Dickens that I have read (although it has been a couple of years). Now, there are issues with it: it FEELS long in a way that some great long books don't, which I think is due to the varying narrative stakes of the s ...more
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The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. by Robert Coover
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Underrated gem - it's a difficult book, especially in the second half, but it has both beauty and daring going for it. The story of a man who gets more and more into his simulated baseball game. Less about baseball than about theology, and most of al ...more
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The Letter Killers Club by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
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Whoa, this was really wonderful. It's an extremely slim (112 pages) volume of linked stories, all told by members of a secret club who are trying to escape physical writing, either written or read, for various reasons. Each week, one member shares a ...more
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115091 Connu Reads — 37 members — last activity Sep 25, 2013 01:14PM
A place to discover and discuss talented new writers. On our mobile app and website, we feature a few original short stories a week, along with audio; ...more
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A monthly book club where we read a variety of books. Older books, newer books, old favorites, under hyped books, etc. Basically, we just read whateve ...more
79477 Women and Men — 169 members — last activity Jan 19, 2019 12:51PM
Women and Men began as a reading group for Joseph McElroy's masterpiece. It has developed into All Things McElroy. We have chapter threads for discuss ...more



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