Books

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At Proust Weekend: The Madeleine Event

At Proust Weekend: The Madeleine Event

Over the course of Villa Albertine’s Proust Weekend, a series of talks, workshops,...

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River Cottage Great Salads, by Gelf Alderson

River Cottage Great Salads, by Gelf Alderson

Gelf Alderson’s River Cottage Great Salads, has a lot of beaut recipes for salads,...

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What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Goals?

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Goals?

The U.S.-Wales Men’s World Cup Match and Opening Ceremony in Doha, Qatar, on November...

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The Leap

The Leap

Starling. Photograph by Raman Kumar, via Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under CC0 4.0....

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A Brief Affair, by Alex Miller

A Brief Affair, by Alex Miller

A new book from Alex Miller is always an event on a booklover’s calendar.  Awarded...

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Misreading Ulysses

Misreading Ulysses

This text was delivered as the T.S. Eliot Lecture at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin...

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Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 6 — A Q&A With Advising Editor Jason Y. Ng

Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 6 — A Q&A With Advising...

This interview, like the previous one in this series with Eileen Cheng-yin Chow,...

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Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 7 — A Q&A With Academic Editor Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 7 — A Q&A With Academic...

This interview with Jeffrey Wasserstrom, academic editor of the new LARB China Channel...

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Sunset for a Blog and a Double Birthday

Sunset for a Blog and a Double Birthday

For several years, I’ve had the pleasure of co-editing this China Blog at BLARB,...

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Announcing Our Winter Issue

Announcing Our Winter Issue

Friends sometimes ask me why I still bother going to the theater. It’s a fair question....

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Summer 1993: Walter Gieseking, Debussy’s Préludes I & II, EMI (La cathédrale engloutie)

Summer 1993: Walter Gieseking, Debussy’s Préludes I & II,...

Claude Monet, “Rouen Cathedral,West Façade, Sunlight,” 1894. Licensed under CC0...

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Septology, by Jon Fosse, translated by Damion Searls

Septology, by Jon Fosse, translated by Damion Searls

Finer minds than mine have waxed eloquent about this book, but FWIW, I enjoyed it...

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Gulliver’s Wife, by Lauren Chater

Gulliver’s Wife, by Lauren Chater

If anything in this review raises issues for you, help is available at Beyond Blue,or...

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Forbidden Notebooks: A Woman’s Right to Write

Forbidden Notebooks: A Woman’s Right to Write

Alba de Céspedes pictured in the Italian magazine Epoca, vol. VII, no. 86, May 31,...

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Does It Have to Be That Way?: A Conversation with Elif Batuman

Does It Have to Be That Way?: A Conversation with Elif...

Elif Batuman in 2019. Photo: Valentyn Kuzan. In September 1852, when he was twenty-three,...

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Cooking with Intizar Husain

Cooking with Intizar Husain

Photo by Erica Maclean. The novel Basti by Intizar Husain begins with children in...