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“All the elements of this novel that could usher in clichés instead somersault through our expectations.” Amy Feltman Reviews
Jaime R. Herndon reviews a new essay collection from humor writer Laurie Notaro
We have come to know him as an author who thrives on constraint; here we are granted access to Perec in his freest incarnation. Javier Fuentes reviews.
Gray matter in hand, Berlin Reed makes quick work of showing us that he is not just another enthusiastic hobbyist—no, he’s elbows-deep in a craft that is obviously not for the lily-livered. Michael Gibney reviews.
The staff of Issue 51 is proud to announce our 2013 contest winners.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Swann’s Way, curator Antoine Campagnon borrowed from the Biblioteque Nationale de France a selection of the author’s notebooks, manuscripts, and galley proofs to “provide unique insight into Proust’s creative process and the birth of his masterpiece.” Beth Livermore reviews.
Essay by Mary Mann “A lot of modern dance is intentionally boring. It is willfully boring because we modern people need it to be. We have no time for boredom otherwise.”
Meghan Flaherty reviews Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s and Alice Attie’s photo/essay compilation Harlem
Issue 50 contributor John Nieves’s first book, Curio, has won the Elixir Press Annual Poetry Award Judge’s Prize. “Elegy on an Epigraph” is part of the manuscript. It will be published in early 2014.
“The approaches of these eight stories are so different from each other and have such lives of their own that this is a book that almost defies description, in the best way possible.” Jaime Herndon reviews Karen Russell’s latest.
Michael Perlman’s new play explores homophobia, bullying, and public apologies fifteen years post-high school. Jaime Green reviews.
Translator and publisher Lucas Lyndes on post-Boom Latin American authors that English-speakers should be reading.
Tenth of December is Saunders’s second best collection of short stories, and when I first wrote this sentence it was his third best, and as I near this sentence’s end I’m considering if it’s his best best.
The 2013 Columbia, A Journal of Literature and Art writing contest will open December 1, 2012