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A Liturgy of Language: On Don DeLillo’s ‘The Silence’
The end will take us all by surprise, but that there will be an end is not surprising. DeLillo is the laureate of this unsettling truth. The post A Liturgy of Language: On Don DeLillo’s ‘The Silence’ appeared first on The Millions.
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The Millions Top Ten: September 2020
It's always a celebration when books alight to our site's Hall of Fame, but when those books are written by our own staffers it's a special occasion indeed. The post The Millions Top Ten: September 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Messud, Boland, and More
This week we're looking at new titles from the likes of Claire Messud, Eavan Boland, and Max Gross. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Messud, Boland, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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A Fraternity of Dreamers
The anxiety that libraries can sometimes give me is of a cosmic nature, for something ineffable affects my sense of self when I realize that the majority of human interaction, expression, and creativity shall forever be unavailable to me. The post A
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Must-Read Poetry: October 2020
Our own Nick Ripatrazone takes a look at new poetry from the likes of Etel Adnan, Choi Seungja, Kazim Ali, and Eavan Boland. The post Must-Read Poetry: October 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Alam, Klay, French, Kafka, and More
In a year that's been disorienting, bizarre, and nightmarish, it seems only fitting that a new book by Franz Kafka publishes today. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Alam, Klay, French, Kafka, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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October Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)
October brings us one month closer to the election and new books by the likes of Rumaan Alam, Bryan Washington, Ruby Hamad, Don DeLillo, and Tana French. The post October Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) appeared first on The Milli
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Stories in Formaldehyde: The Strange Pleasures of Taxonomizing Plot
There is something to be said about the cool rectilinear logic that claims any story can be stripped down to its raw schematics and analyzed as fundamental, universal, eternal plots that have existed before Gilgamesh’s cuneiform was wedged into wet c
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A Project of Defiance: The Millions Interviews C Pam Zhang
There are so many stories of women, people of color, indigenous people, immigrants, queer folk, the impoverished, and the dispossessed left out of written history. As a woman of color, I take it as my task to let my imagination expand into the spaces
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‘The End of the Day’: Featured Fiction from Bill Clegg
An excerpt from a novel Kirkus called "A moody, atmospheric domestic drama with a mystery novel somewhere in its family tree." The post ‘The End of the Day’: Featured Fiction from Bill Clegg appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Robinson, Machado, and More
This week brings new work from Marilynne Robinson, Carmen Maria Machado, K-Ming Chang, Nick Hornby, Billy Collins, and Matt Haig. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Robinson, Machado, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Nadia Owusu on Processing Trauma
To heal I would need to look inward as well as outward. I would need to examine my memories. I would need to interrogate the stories I told myself—about myself, about my family, about the world. The post Nadia Owusu on Processing Trauma appeared firs
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The Light and the Dark: On Ali Smith’s ‘Summer’
Summer brings us, too, a completion of the cycle of seasons: suffering to hope, green to gray, life to death, and back again. Or all of them at once. Or not really at all. The post The Light and the Dark: On Ali Smith’s ‘Summer’ appeared first on The
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Letter from Wartime
What I’m writing about is what it feels like to be living through the blood-red dusk of a nation. The post Letter from Wartime appeared first on The Millions.
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Correcting History: On C Pam Zhang’s ‘How Much of These Hills Is Gold’
We need many more novels like this one: novels that breathe life into people who have gone unseen too long. The post Correcting History: On C Pam Zhang’s ‘How Much of These Hills Is Gold’ appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Lalami, Petersen, Chiasson, and More
This weeks brings new books by the likes of Laila Lalami, Anne Helen Petersen, and Dan Chiasson. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Lalami, Petersen, Chiasson, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Support The Millions: Fall 2020
Because our future is as a reader-supported site, we ask you to become a Millions Member today. The post Support The Millions: Fall 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
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Making Sense of Trauma: The Millions Interviews Melanie Abrams
Most writers have experienced some kind of trauma. Why else would we feel propelled to do this excruciating work if not partly to make sense of some of our wounds? The post Making Sense of Trauma: The Millions Interviews Melanie Abrams appeared firs
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An American Nightmare: The Millions Interviews Dave Eggers
For a liberal democracy, this is as far as we can go toward illiberal authoritarianism without completely breaking the American experiment. The post An American Nightmare: The Millions Interviews Dave Eggers appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Clarke, Akhtar, Nemerever, and More
Our own Thomas Beckwith takes a look at the notable books publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Clarke, Akhtar, Nemerever, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Writing, Always Writing: On Charles Baxter, Craft, and Aging
The sort of realism that I’ve practiced in the past isn’t adequate to the times we’re in. The post Writing, Always Writing: On Charles Baxter, Craft, and Aging appeared first on The Millions.
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Too Beautifully Sinister Not to Indulge: The Millions Interviews Adam Wilson
I keep trying to make every project as different from the previous one as possible, but I inevitably end up back on my bullshit, as the kids say. The post Too Beautifully Sinister Not to Indulge: The Millions Interviews Adam Wilson appeared first on
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The Millions Top Ten: August 2020
This month, we send two books to the Hall of Fame, and our own Nick Moran ponders individuality as it pertains to book recommendations and Millions readers. The post The Millions Top Ten: August 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
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‘Pink Mountain on Locust Island’: Featured Fiction from Jamie Marina Lau
An excerpt from a debut novel Kirkus calls "hypnotizing and inscrutable." The post ‘Pink Mountain on Locust Island’: Featured Fiction from Jamie Marina Lau appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Nunez, Rankine, Bhatt, and More
This week brings new book from the likes of Sigrid Nunez, Claudia Rankine, and Jenny Bhatt, The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Nunez, Rankine, Bhatt, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Must-Read Poetry: September 2020
Our own Nick Ripatrazone takes a look at nine new books of poetry, including work by Sumita Chakraborty, Joy Priest, Ross Gay, and Dan Chiasson. The post Must-Read Poetry: September 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
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September Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)
September brings new books from Yaa Gyasi, Daisy Johnson, Emma Cline, Marilynne Robinson, Laila Lalami, Daniel Mendelsohn, and more. The post September Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Cline, Gyasi, Biss, Ferrante, and More
This week brings new books by Emma Cline, Yaa Gyasi, Eula Biss, and Elene Ferrante. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Cline, Gyasi, Biss, Ferrante, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Normal Was a Myth: On ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’
In the early days of the pandemic, I thought the most relevant horror would be zombie films. But we're past the initial shock of the health crisis, and at the curious moment where the most appropriate horror might be one of disorientation. The post N
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Fiction Is Freedom: On Martin Amis
Inside Story contains wonderful considerations of what it is to be a writer, the importance of reading while writing, and writing while reading. It offers, in a way, what Amis’s parents gave him: an insight into the lives of writers. The post Fiction
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