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“Happiest Moment” by Lydia Davis

I’m not sure exactly how many nested layers there are to Lydia Davis’s short story “Happiest Moment.” Sometimes I count as many as nine frames to the tale, sometimes only four or five. Sometimes the story seems its own discrete

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Saul Bellow’s Spectacular Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech on How Art and Literature Ennoble the Human Spirit | Brain Pickings

Saul Bellow’s Spectacular Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech on How Art and Literature Ennoble the Human Spirit | Brain Pickings. “Only art penetrates … the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight

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Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87 | Books | The Guardian

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87 | Books | The Guardian. Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87 Colombian author became standard-bearer for Latin American letters after success of One Hundred Years of Solitude Edmund

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Interview with John Banville, a portrait in ‘The Guardian’ and more…

http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/2105250/Das-ganze-Interview-mit-John-Banville?setTime=17.06#/beitrag/video/2105250/Das-ganze-Interview-mit-John-Banville Extraordinary interview with the Irish writer John Banville for the German literature TV show ‘Das blaue Sofa’ from 7th Mar 2014 about his latest novel ‘Ancient Light’ from 2012 that is published now in Germany. “All art is an

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John Williams ‘Stoner’ | Books | The Guardian and Sunday Times

Stoner: the must-read novel of 2013 | Books | The Guardian. Fifty years after it was first published to little fanfare, Stoner, the story of an academic whose life is full of disappointments, has become an unexpected bestseller. Julian Barnes on

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