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Jo Ann Beard
Jo Ann Beard achieved cult status among a whole generation of young writers with her essay collection The Boys of My Youth, which came out in 1999. Her avid fans ha
Author: daysofyore
Published: May 16, 2011
Length: 7 minutes (1877 words)
The Sentence Is a Lonely Place
I came to language only late and only peculiarly. I grew up in a household where the only books were the telephone book and some coloring books. Magazines, though, were called books, but only one magazine ever came into the house, a now-long-gone photographic general-interest weekly commandingly named Look. Words in this household were not often brought into play. There were no discussions that I can remember, no occasions when language was called for at length or in bulk.
Source: The Believer
Length: 26 minutes (6705 words)
Luc Sante
Luc Sante is a writer best known for his exciting and evocative rendition of the roiling early years of New York in Low Life, illuminating the lives of the hucksters and swindlers who…
Author: daysofyore
Published: Aug. 8, 2011
Length: 7 minutes (1907 words)
SVEN BIRKERTSon writer’s block.Image: Lisa Jane PerskyWhen I come upon a bad assonance or a repetition in my sentences, I’m sure I’m floundering in the false. By searching I find…
Length: 24 minutes (6038 words)
The Days of Yore: Shawn Ryan
Shawn Ryan is a writer, producer, and showrunner responsible for helming five major television programs since 2002. His work focuses largely on the gray areas of morality, exposing…
Author: daysofyore
Published: Sept. 5, 2011
Length: 23 minutes (5864 words)
On Literary Love
David Bezmozgis was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1973. His first book, Natasha and Other Stories, won a regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was a 2004 New York Times Notable Book. His second…
Length: 25 minutes (6396 words)
White on White
MICHAEL WOLFE talks to Edmund Whiteand ALEX GORTMAN reviews his latest book, Jack Holmes and His Friend. Edmund White in his Paris apartment, August 1996 Photo © James DowellMICHAEL…
Length: 28 minutes (7102 words)
A Common Faith
By Marilynne Robinson March 2012 Marilynne Robinson looks to the stars for clues about our nature. Photographs courtesy of Bill McDowell All thinking about the good society, what is to be wished for…
Length: 29 minutes (7337 words)
A Story of Congo's Corrupt Gold Trade
When an athlete-turned-humanitarian and an energy executive tried to buy gold in Kenya, they found themselves mired in Congo's dangerous world of conflict minerals -- and totally outmatched. Former…
Author: Armin Rosen
Length: 18 minutes (4536 words)
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