Sunday, November 18, 2018

The American Memoir tells a recurring story

"A dazzling highwire act ... the sheer inventiveness and strength of his writing turn risk into triumph, drunken monologues into subtle satire, A.A. meetings into riveting dramas, and what in another writer might be bathos into brilliant comedy ... probably the most clear-eyed and moving—and certainly one of the most honest—books ever written about alcoholics."
         — The New Yorker

Backlash after 'sexist' tweet about youngest congresswoman

In Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first two days in the nation's capital, she was mistaken for an intern and mocked for her clothing.

The American Memoir tells a recurring story of personal responsibility and freedom from history. As Christopher J. Lebron explains, it is a lie  

The Hottest U.S. Literary Trend Isn’t American Literature At All

Nope. It's books in translation. Why? Maybe the internet, or cell phones, or something entirely different - but the National Book Foundation is about to add a National Book Award for Translated Literature, the first new prize for the National Book Awards in more than 20 years. … [Read More]