As Stevie Smith once wrote, while impersonating God, "I will forgive you
everything,/But what you have done to my Dogs/I will not forgive." About
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John Coetzee's new book reads like a suicide note.
With each last reverberation from the world of 1960s and '70s
radicalism--the recent parole of Kathy Boudin, for example, a member of
the Weather Underground who served twenty-two years in pris
The hero of The Namesake is an American of Bengali parentage
named Gogol Ganguli.
Monica Ali was recently named one of Granta's Best of Young
British Novelists--an A-list of red-hot literary youth writing some of
the most promising books on the contemporary scene.
In his 1997 song "Highlands," Bob Dylan reports a conversation between
himself and a waitress. "She says, You don't read women authors, do
Though still relatively unknown in the English-speaking world, the
Austrian novelist and playwright Thomas Bernhard, who died in 1989 at
the age of 57, is widely recognized as one of the foremo
"I have never had such a bad feeling about a war ever before," wrote Sha
Twa Nee on the Prophecy Club message board in April.
In March 2001 a small Internet website in Delhi, tehelka.com, revealed
that two of its reporters had used a secret camera to tape senior
defense officials and political leaders accepting bribes