Saturday, April 13, 2024


‘The Sympathizer’ is a tense black comedy that’s also a moving story about friendship

HBO’s adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning post-Vietnam novel is the portrait of a divided people and a divided person.

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

 


‘Teenagers are exhausting’: Teacher and author Carol Atherton on why her profession deserves more respect

The Head of English at a Lincolnshire secondary school discusses the crisis in education and her mission to make literature live for a new generation


https://www.theguardian.com/books/2024/apr/05/teenagers-are-exhausting-teacher-and-author-carol-atherton-on-why-her-profession-deserves-more-respect

Monday, April 8, 2024

  



On the Lower East Side, a corporate 'fixer' honors his Jewish roots with a unique, NYC-centric bookstore

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

 


‘I’d love a scathing review’: novelist Percival Everett on American Fiction and rewriting Huckleberry Finn

His work triumphed at the Oscars, but the Booker-shortlisted author isn’t interested in acclaim. He talks to the Guardian about race, taking on Mark Twain and why there’s nothing worse than preaching to the choir


https://www.theguardian.com/books/2024/apr/06/id-love-a-scathing-review-novelist-percival-everett-on-american-fiction-and-rewriting-huckleberry-finn

Friday, April 5, 2024

 


How to shop in used-book stores: 14 tips from a bibliophile

Bring a flashlight and expect to get dirty. Michael Dirda, a connoisseur of used-book stores, shares his shopping tricks.


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