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Elements of Surprise

I heard about Vera Tobin’s book Elements of Surprise on the Hidden Brain podcast. Shankar Vedantam was interviewing Tobin about her work analyzing the ways in which knowing/not knowing affects the unfolding of narrative and how writers/filmmakers plant seeds to make plot

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A wonderfully moving short story in The Masters Review | “Mix and Match” by Katherine Rooks

Source: The Masters Review | “Mix and Match” by Katherine Rooks

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My Year of Proust

It’s not the only thing I’m reading in 2016 (see above about Lily King’s Euphoria) but I decided that after a lifetime of hearing about Proust and having never read a word of Remembrance of Things Past, I would at least give

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Euphoria over Euphoria

I picked up Lily King’s Euphoria last night and started reading–and immediately felt euphoric! I had forgotten why (if I knew) I wanted to read this book, except for a vague sense that it was supposed to be good, and

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French city gets ‘short story dispensers’ to help people kill time in public areas-TNews – IBNLive Mobile

Users have the option to choose the length of the literature depending on the time they have to kill. Source: French city gets ‘short story dispensers’ to help people kill time in public areas-TNews – IBNLive Mobile

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President Obama & Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation in Iowa by Barack Obama and Marilynne Robinson | The New York Review of Books

Marilynne Robinson: Christianity is profoundly counterintuitive—“Love thy neighbor as thyself”—which I think properly understood means your neighbor is as worthy of love as you are, not that you’re actually going to be capable of this sort of superhuman feat. But

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[REVIEW] Einstein’s Beach House, by Jacob M. Appel – [PANK]

[REVIEW] Einstein’s Beach House, by Jacob M. Appel – [PANK].

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