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Archives about David Foster Wallace

“The world of Kitchens is all around me.” A conversation with J. Ryan Stradal

One of the things that Eva hated the most about being a kid was how everyone always told her that childhood was the best time of their entire lives, and don’t grow up too fast, and enjoy those carefree days while you can. In those moments, her body felt like the world’s smallest prison, and

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August 10, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: July 5, 2015

In a week of hotly-political legislation including national marriage equality as a huge victory for LGBT rights, the book world is buzzing about Amazon and Apple news, the opening of The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, Oxford English Dictionary’s addition of “twerk,” and David Foster Wallace’s resurgence in mainstream media. Ready? Set? Read! Amid the celebration

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July 5, 2015

“All of the time we spend is worth examining.” A conversation with Casey Gray

Dolly buys two cases of Bud Light because the tall man is staring at her, and she wants him to think that there is a group of people waiting for her back at the RV. For the first time in years, Dolly is worried about being raped. She’s seen him in three different aisles now,

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March 30, 2015

“I think about what kinds of experiences I want my readers to have.” A conversation with Leslie Jamison

Sarah Marshall: I first got ahold of Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams (Graywolf Press, 2014) courtesy of my best friend from high school, who sent it to me as a birthday present earlier this year. “Happy birthday,” the card read, “to the woman who taught me to empathize with others.” Really, I had taught her, by

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July 7, 2014

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