europaeditions:

I saw Lila for the last time five years ago, in the winter of 2005. We were walking along the stradone, early in the morning and, as had been true for years now, were unable to feel at ease. I was the only one talking, I remember: she was humming, she greeted people who didn’t respond, the rare…

"The best essays come from the moment in which people really need to work something out."

Marilynne Robinson (via theparisreview)

theparisreview:

“This is the common thread between the new graphic novels and noirs of old: don’t trust the law.”
Jonathan Guyer on the resurgence of crime novels in contemporary Egypt.

theparisreview:

“This is the common thread between the new graphic novels and noirs of old: don’t trust the law.”

Jonathan Guyer on the resurgence of crime novels in contemporary Egypt.

wordbookstores:

John Williams. For readers seeking a quiet university drama, a dark American western, or an epistolary novel set in classical Rome, or, oh you know, just amazing writing . 

wordbookstores:

John Williams. For readers seeking a quiet university drama, a dark American western, or an epistolary novel set in classical Rome, or, oh you know, just amazing writing . 

theparisreview:

George Orwell’s review of Mein Kampf. (via)

theparisreview:

George Orwell’s review of Mein Kampf. (via)

The Firecracker Awards for Independently and Self-Published Literature

clmporg:

Hey, y’all! Guess what? The Firecracker Awards are back!

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That’s right. And we’re currently reading submissions. Categories include Best Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Graphic Novel, YA, and Magazine of the Year. 

Find out more information and enter on our Submittable page: https://firecracker.submittable.com/submit 

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