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Paris Review - Alice Munro, The Art of Fiction No. 137

Interviewed by Jeanne McCulloch and Mona Simpson<p>Issue 131, Summer 1994<p>There is no direct flight from New York City to Clinton, Ontario, the Canadian town of three thousand where Alice Munro lives most of the year. We left LaGuardia early on a June morning, rented a car in Toronto, and drove for …

To Reach Japan, by Alice Munro | The Luminous Ether

This is the first in a new series of posts, collecting great sentences (and paragraphs) from books as I read them. To begin, I’ve chosen two …

Alice Munro

William Trevor versus Alice Munro

I have been thinking lately that the beauty of William Trevor’s stories has to do with their transparency. After you are done reading, you don’t feel …

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Alice Munro, poet of the unexpected passion, returns in strong form

Not long ago, I was discussing, with a college literature class, the connection between reading literature and pleasure: the way that connection is forged in childhood and then all too frequently is broken by an educational system that – unintentionally, even necessarily – transforms an enjoyable …

Dear Life by Alice Munro – review

I remember a conversation I had about Alice Munro with a Canadian, 30 years ago, that was, for reasons I could not quite figure, a bit sticky. It …

My hero

<b>I don't think Alice Munro would care to be called my hero, or anyone's. And yet she is the writer whose female characters I feel the most kinship</b> …

This Week in Fiction: Jonathan Lethem

<i>This week’s story, “The Gray Goose,” follows the adventures of seventeen-year-old Miriam Zimmer over the course of one New York night, in 1958, after she hears the folk song that marked her childhood, Burl Ives’s version of “The Gray Goose,” performed in a teeming, smoke-filled club in Greenwich</i> …

Judy Blume helped a generation of young women to grow up

Tiger Eyes, my favourite of Judy Blume's books, has been made into a film which finally has a US release date. I'll leave a pause for a generation of …

Anthony Caporale: "The Science of Whiskey" | Talks at Google