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The Art of Reading Lauren Slater

by William Giraldi

The Literary Life

Posted 6.18.14

William Giraldi

In her genre-defying book Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, published in 2000 by Random House, Lauren Slater toys with the conventions of fact, fiction, memory, and art, introducing fabricated occurrences and physical conditions to unveil the truth of her experience—and of the human condition.


Ghost in the Machine: A Typewriter, a Postcard, and the Objects of Memory

by Maria Mutch

The Literary Life

Posted 5.1.14

Maria Mutch

A writer’s search for a typewriter brings her face to face with both present and past, and helps her understand ideas of friendship, memory, connection, and loss.



Boston Builds Edgar Allan Poe Statue, Pelican Books to Fly Again, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.25.14

Going to the library increases happiness; Camille Rankine and Mary Gaitskill on the importance of being earnest; gay sex in fiction; and other news.


Xiaolu Guo States American Literature is Overrated, Shia LaBeouf Scandal, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.22.14

Liel Leibovitz reports that Listen Up Philip, a movie that premieres this week at the Sundance Film Festival, has glaring parallels to the work of Philip Roth; musician Trent Reznor is on board to collaborate on the score of David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl; University of Southern California students have launched a letter-writing campaign to save USC’s Master of Professional Writing program; and other news.