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Greil Marcus on Rod Stewart

Essential reading for lovers of early Rod. Click to download/open: Rod-GreilMarcus

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George Saunders on Donald Barthelme

In a brilliant and entertaining essay (from McSweeney’s 24), George Saunders, by way of an analysis of The School, takes us through what makes Barthelme such a wonderful writer. “A short story can be thought of as a series of … Continue reading

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Gilbert Sorrentino

In conversation with Michael Silverblatt (on his KCRW Bookworm Show from 2002), the late, great Gilbert Sorrentino talks about Little Casino, my favourite of his books. As always, Sorrentino is witty, warm and engaging – and full of wisdom about … Continue reading

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