Freight Stories - February June 14, Or anywhere else, for that matter. The Georgia Review - Spring June 14, Jabberwock Review - Winter June 14, Okay, maybe it's not an issue for most, but I'm a sucker for fonts.
- Bounded Lives, Bounded Places: Free Black Society in Colonial New Orleans, 1769–1803;
- Cest la vie 3;
- Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior (Applications of Motivational Interviewing).
A good lit mag isn't just about content, it's about presentation. And Mississippi State's Jabberwock Review is a brilliant example of just how much quality production can do for a magazine: the cover photo is austere, the pages are nice and thick, and, yes, the font is nice. The MacGuffin - Winter June 14, Michigan Quarterly Review - Spring June 14, His last issue is a doozey.
But, let me back up and start at the beginning.
A stunning photograph of Orson Welles in a production of Macbeth introducing the portfolio of letters and memos from the Orson Welles Collections at the University of Michigan, curated and introduced here by Catherine L. Okay, I might as well admit it. Ploughshares - Spring June 14, Some of her choices surprised me; almost all interested and satisfied me for they are unpredictable and wildly engaging in their use of language.
Sentence - June 14, You can hold Sentence in one hand. Sentence provides its own special and particular high. I have loved it from the first issue, and this one is easy to love, too.
The Sewanee Review - Winter June 14, The dialogue is fast-paced, despite the sluggish, heavy heat, and the voices clear and true and particular. South Loop Review - June 14, It might be more accurate to say the non-linear and blended genres are the stronger and more lasting pieces in this issue.
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Here is an excerpt from XXII:. Newspapers everywhere are disappearing. Magazines are closing shop. So, now we have the best of both worlds. On my second reading, I decided to describe what is in the journal and encourage readers pick up a copy and make their own commentary.
The web posts allow readers to register as community members to comment on the works. More Turkey on the Shelf? June 11, Of course, money helps: " As part of the project which is led by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, close to publications have been translated into different languages since , giving foreign readers the opportunity to get to know Turkish authors.
The number of books translated within the context of the project in the last four years is almost six times as many as the number of books translated in the history of Turkey Foreign publishers that want to translate Turkish works into their own language apply to TEDA; publishers who receive subsidies from the project can then pay for translation and copyright expenses. Publishers report the sale figures of translated books to TEDA every six months.
Owing to the project, the works of many Turkish authors and poets are being read in foreign countries. Writers Beware! Resources June 11, I just can't bang the drum enough for the folks at Writers Beware! If you still don't know about them, go, now, and read their blog. At the very least, here's two, super-cool articles that should be required reading of anyone who says they are interested in publishing their writing: Writer Beware by Victoria Strauss Excuse Me, How Much Did It Cost You?
Another Indie Bookstore to Close June 10, Independent since , Shaman Drum in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will close at the end of June : "Earlier this year, [owner Karl] Pohrt announced the store was struggling financially from a 'perfect storm' created by the ailing state economy, large drops in the store's textbook business and overall technological shifts that have affected the entire book industry. Jobs :: Various Publishing June 10, Palgrave Macmillan is currently seeking an Assistant Editor who will report to the Publisher.
McElderry Books. NewPages Updates :: June 10, June 10, In honor of the playoffs, and rootin' for the Red Wings to take the cup, a brief highlight on Randall Magg's Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems , "a saga written in the character of Terry Sawchuk, one of hockey's greatest goalies": Denied the leap and dash up the ice, what goalies know is side to side, an inwardness of monk and cell.
They scrape. They sweep. Their eyes are elsewhere as they contemplate their narrow place. Wallace attended Amherst College , his father's alma mater, where he majored in English and philosophy, graduated summa cum laude in Among other extracurricular activities, he participated in glee club. In studying philosophy, Wallace pursued modal logic and mathematics , presented a senior thesis in philosophy and modal logic, awarded the Gail Kennedy Memorial Prize and posthumously published as Fate and Language: An Essay on Free Will.
By the time he graduated, with his honors thesis in English becoming the manuscript of his first novel, The Broom of the System , Wallace had committed himself to being a writer. He told David Lipsky : "Writing, I felt like I was using ninety-seven percent of me, whereas philosophy was using fifty percent. He moved to Massachusetts to attend graduate school in philosophy at Harvard University , but soon left the program.
Wallace became obsessed with the writer Mary Karr in the early s, he considered killing her husband.
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He threw a coffee table at her and another time tried to push her out of a moving car. Karr complained that Wallace's biographer D. Max under-reported the abuse, she tweeted about D. Tried to buy a gun. Kicked me. Climbed up the side of my house at night. Followed my son age 5 home from school.
Had to change my number twice, he still got it. Months and months it went on. Green, whom he married on December 27, Wallace struggled with depression, drug addiction, suicidal tendencies, with recurrent psychiatric hospitalizations. In , Wallace spent four weeks at McLean Hospital—the psychiatric institute in Belmont, affiliated with the Harvard Medical School—where he completed a drug and alcohol detox program. He said his time there changed his life. Dogs were important to him, he spoke of opening a shelter for stray canines. According to his friend Jonathan Franzen, Wallace "had a predilection for dogs who'd been abused, unlikely to find other owners who were going to be patient enough for them.
John Irving's World According to Garp". In , Wallace began teaching literature as an adjunct professor at Emerson College in Boston ; the next year, at the suggestion of colleague and supporter Steven Moore , Wallace obtained a position in the English department at Illinois State University. He had begun work on his second novel, Infinite Jest , in , submitted a draft to his editor in December After the publication of excerpts throughout , the book was published in In , he moved to Claremont, California , to become the first Roy E.
Wallace delivered the commencement address to the graduating class at Kenyon College ; the speech was published as a book, This Is Water , in In May , parts of the speech were used in a popular online video titled "This Is Water". Bonnie Nadell was Wallace's literary agent during his entire career. Michael Pietsch was his editor on Infinite Jest. In March , Little and Company announced that it would publish the manuscript of an unfinished novel, The Pale King , which Wallace had been working on befor.
Haruki Murakami Haruki Murakami is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside his native country, his work has received numerous awards, including the World Fantasy Award , the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award , the Franz Kafka Prize , the Jerusalem Prize.
Salinger , his fiction, sometimes criticized by Japan's literary establishment as un-Japanese, was influenced by Western writers from Chandler to Vonnegut by way of Brautigan. It is surrealistic and melancholic or fatalistic , marked by a Kafkaesque rendition of the "recurrent themes of alienation and loneliness" he weaves into his narratives. Steven Poole of The Guardian praised Murakami as "among the world's greatest living novelists" for his works and achievements.
He is an only child, his father was the son of a Buddhist priest, his mother is the daughter of an Osaka merchant. Both taught Japanese literature. These Western influences distinguish Murakami from the majority of other Japanese writers. Murakami studied drama at Waseda University in Tokyo , his first job was at a record store. Shortly before finishing his studies, Murakami opened a coffee house and jazz bar, Peter Cat, in Kokubunji , which he ran with his wife, from to ; the couple decided not to have children.
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Murakami is a serious marathon runner and triathlon enthusiast, though he did not start running until he was 33 years old. On 23 June , he completed his first ultramarathon , a km race around Lake Saroma in Hokkaido, Japan. Murakami began to write fiction when he was I was just one of those ordinary people. I was running a jazz club, I didn't create anything at all.
According to an oft-repeated story, in the instant that Hilton hit a double, Murakami realized that he could write a novel, he described the feeling as a "warm sensation". He began writing that night. Murakami worked on Hear the Wind Sing for ten months in brief stretches, during nights, after working days at the bar, he completed the novel and sent it to the only literary contest that would accept a work of that length, winning first prize. Murakami's initial success with Hear the Wind Sing encouraged him to continue writing.
A year he published a sequel, Pinball, In , he published a critical success.