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Reading in Union Sq Today

Park-Lit has a simple concept: writers read from their work,  outside, in a public park. Today at 6:30 on the 21st, Guernica (in association with Park-Lit and Open City magazine) will be having a reading in Union Square Park. (On … Continue reading

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Reading: Hosting Park-Lit in Union Sq

Park-Lit has a simple concept: writers read from their work,  outside, in a public park. At 6:30 on the 21st, Guernica (in association with Park-Lit) will be having a reading in Union Square Park. (On the south side, right in … Continue reading

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Cinema’s Beautiful Blowhard

I wrote an essay recommending Samuel Fuller’s work. A portion of what I said: “A Fuller film careers between drama and melodrama; it stars scene-chewing actors; is low budget, and has the subtlety of a machete. A Fuller film can … Continue reading

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PEN World Voices and Guernica: A recap

Novelist Claire Messud (who was guest-editor at Guernica recently) led a panel discussion on women, diversity, and literature. I’ll let another Guernica writer Lorraine Adams sum up the event. Continue reading

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Norman Rush: “Mating”

It took some convincing to get me to read Norman Rush. I expected his first novel, Mating, to be an obvious cross between Saul Bellow and a Victorian romance. It took me a long time to realize this: that’s not such a bad combination. Continue reading

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Jakob Dylan: “Women and Country”

“Because of a former roommate, I shut the door on Jakob Dylan. While my roommate played Dylan’s hit, “One Headlight” repeatedly, I escaped to my bedroom where I could listen to something else. She sang random bars from his songs all day. She shattered the few quiet moments in the apartment to blather on about Dylan’s “cuteness.” When she wasn’t doing any of that, she was comparing him favorably with Bob Dylan, saying that his father couldn’t sing or write a single good song —not a one.” Continue reading

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Claire Messud in Guernica

It’s been busy at Guernica. I’ve been working on a Claire Messud guest-edited section. It’s fantastic and suggest you read. The comments section is burning up. . . Women make up 80 percent of the fiction reading audience in this … Continue reading

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Guernica at Page Turner

November 14th, I’ll be at Page Turner, The Asian American Literary Festival. I’ll be introducing Guernica Guest fiction editors Amitava Kumar and V.V. Ganeshananthan, who will be conducting a reading, along with the writers who are featured in this week’s … Continue reading

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The Caine Prize, E.C., and Me

I wrote about the the recent Caine Prize for African Writing award for the Guernica blog. Spoiler Alert (not really, one could hardly be a surprised, I’d imagine, by what I wrote): I say that my favorite thing about the … Continue reading

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New fiction on Guernica, from Patricia Engel

Patricia Engel’s “Dia” explores the tension that can exist between “just friends” of the opposite sex. I find him sitting on a plastic lounge chair by the hotel pool. I give a little wave and he stands. We kiss on … Continue reading

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New Fiction on Guernica, by Justo Arroyo

“The Question,” by Justo Arroyo translated from Spanish by Seymour Menton “Such fiery pupils—your immediate reaction is to avoid them. But the old man knows it, and he keeps looking at you until you have no other choice but to … Continue reading

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New fiction on Guernica–from Marie Myung-Ok

It’s called “A Meeting,” which is Korean slang for “group date.” Marie Myung-Ok Lee is the author of the novel, Somebody’s Daughter. Her fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Witness, and TriQuarterly and has been short-listed for the O. … Continue reading

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New fiction on Guernica

The Memoirs and Prison Journal of Horace W. Redpole, 1793-1794 by Paul Gregory Himmelein Grandmother was sprawled upon the couch in a heap of black crinoline; her shockingly white legs were raised in the air. Mr. Sparrow supported himself in … Continue reading

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