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Remembering The Short Fiction Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and I have a few things in common: We both discovered Kafka while studying in Bogotá, and we both knew we wanted to write forever after borrowing copies of <i>The Metamorphosis</i>. Reading that little novel — an exercise in the seemingly endless possibilities of fiction — proved to …

Book News: Experimental Debut Novel Wins Prestigious Baileys Prize

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>With her first novel, Eimear McBride has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), one of the U.K.'s most prominent literary awards. <i>A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing</i> is a gorgeously odd novel …

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The Blind Woman Who Sees Rain, But Not Her Daughter's Smile

Imagine a world that is completely black. You can't see a thing — unless something happens to move. You can see the rain falling from the sky, the steam coming from your coffee cup, a car passing by on the street.<p>This was the world that Milena Channing claimed to see, back in 2000, shortly after …

No Hunch Here: Richard III Suffered From Scoliosis Instead

Shakespeare calls Richard III "rudely stamp'd," with the king's "hunchbacked" form revealing the twisted soul within. Actors have reveled in playing the monarch as a limping, deformed creature with a withered arm.<p>But when the bones of the 15th century king were unearthed from beneath a British …

McMurtry Takes Aim At A Legend In 'Last Kind Words Saloon'

In a prefatory note to <i>The Last Kind Words Saloon</i>, his first novel in five years, Western writer supreme Larry McMurtry states that he wants to create a "ballad in prose." And he borrows a line from great moviemaker John Ford: "When legend becomes fact, print the legend."<p>Set in the autumn of the …

Stories Of Loss, Brightened By Luminous Language

Elizabeth McCracken is a former public librarian best known for her quirkily endearing 1996 novel, <i>The Giant's House</i>, about an unlikely romance kindled at the circulation desk between a petite librarian and a freakishly tall boy. Over time, her work — filled with misfits, giants, and oddballs — has …

Talking Stick In Hand, Tom Robbins Tells His Own Story

Acclaimed writer Tom Robbins has a new book out, and it's as fantastical and philosophical as anything he's ever written — but this time he's made himself the main character. It's called <i>Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life</i>, and Robbins tells NPR's Rachel Martin that writing a …

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Muriel Rukeyser on the Root of Our Resistance to Poetry, What It Shares with Science, and How It Expands our Lives

One sweltering New York afternoon some years ago, I was sitting across from a dear friend several decades my senior as I mentioned, with the matter-of-factly, arrogant naiveté of someone who does that sort of thing, that I didn’t care for poetry. Without missing a beat, she began reciting E.E. …