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January 01, 1990 - November 13, 2012 + Bookworm

Kevin Killian listen Download

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Kevin Killian &quotPoet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance&quot (Wesleyan/New England) Jack Spicer was the maddest, loneliest and most inspired...

Irvine Welsh listen Download

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Irvine Welsh &quotFilth&quot (Norton) From anarchism (Trainspotting) to fascism (Filth): Irvine Welsh on his gallery of outsiders.

T. C. Boyle listen Download

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T.C. Boyle Stories (Viking) T.C. Boyle describes the styles and attitudes that have earned him a trademark in the writing of short stories.

A. L. Kennedy listen Download

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A. L. Kennedy &quotOriginal Sin&quot (Knopf) The first American publication ofthis lively and quirky member of the new Scottish renaissance. Talk aboutthe war between...

Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman: Shakespeare in Love listen Download

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Re-imagining Shakespeare's life as a high-flying farce in Shakespeare in Love. We talk about gender, comedic structure and challenge of putting Shakespeare on the screen.

David Remnick listen Download

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David Remnick &quotKing of the World&quot (Random House) The new editor ofthe New Yorker on the techniques of the profile. How does one...

Tom Wolfe listen Download

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A Man in Full (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) As a New Journalist, Tom Wolfe infiltrated sub-cultures: the Merry Pranksters,U.S. Astronauts, New York painters. In...

Cathleen Schine listen Download

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Cathleen Schine &quotThe Evolution of Jane&quot (Holt) A comedy of manners turns into a nightmare of subjectivity. Cathleen Schine on moving from third-to-first person...

Mark Richard: Charity listen Download

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Charity (Doubleday) An extended metaphor describes Mark Richard's fiction: the world as a charity ward where the deformed, the anguished and the damned seek rescue--or...

Howard Norman listen Download

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The Museum Guard (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Howard Norman has won awards for his extraordinary, quiet fiction, but he has rarely discussed its meanings...

Dodie Bellamy listen Download

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The Letters of Mina Hacher (Hard Press) Post-modern feminism! Deconstructed Gothic horror! A character from Bram Stoker's Dracula meets the San Francisco literary scene...  

Andrea Barrett listen Download

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Andrea Barrett, author of The Voyage of the Narwhal (Norton). An Arctic expedition provides the setting for a confrontation between a reticent man of science...

Michael Byers listen Download

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Michael Byers, author of The Coast of Good Intentions (Houghton Mifflin). This young short-story writer makes a really impressive debut. A look at his...

Milosz/Old Age and Influence listen Download

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A Month of Milosz/Old Age and Influence. This month, at eighty-seven, Milosz sees the publication of his newestbook, A Roadside Dog. He has become the...

Milosz/ Post-War listen

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A Month of Milosz/ Post-War: The Captive Mind and the Move to California. Milosz was first known in America for The Captive Mind, a passionate...