>Interview with Barry Hannah

>The best thing in the current issue of The Paris Review is the interview with Barry Hannah. For an excerpt,…

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>Cliché

>One Day at a Time What goes around comes around.I made up that phrase this morning.Do you like it? Would…

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>A Muse of Fire

>I attended a terrific panel discussion this evening, made all the more compelling by its location: Virginia Military Institute. The…

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>Aleksandar Hemon

>Yesterday, both the Northwestern Magazine (the alumni magazine of Northwestern Univeristy) and The New Yorker arrived in my mailbox. In…

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>The Mired Earth

>I won’t dwell on the symbolism, but there’s a globe, bright blue and green, stuck in a backwater pool in…

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>Keeping Up

>Just when I thought I was getting a handle on things, a new round of literary magazines began to arrive.…

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>Garstang the Gund Gorilla

>Garstang the Gund Gorilla? It isn’t a common name, to state the obvious. It is a surname, of English (but…

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>Not The Obituary Writer

>Someone (you know who you are) said I should post something about Hunter Thompson’s suicide. But I didn’t have anything…

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>Circularity

>For a graduate school seminar on James Joyce a long, long time ago, I wrote a paper about reflexivity in…

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