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  • 10 years ago

    I bet Jeff Byles spends his spare time down in Red Hook haunting Civil War–era warehouses and contemplating the skeletal remains of a boat that's been rotting in the water for at least a dozen years. I bet he even has a little squat out there...

  • 10 years ago

    Though a celebrated contemporary of Umberto Eco and Italo Calvino, Giorgio Manganelli had not been translated into English until 1990, when McPherson and Company published All the Errors. Now McPherson offers a translation of his 1979 Centuria: On...

  • 12 years ago

    Can a writer, practitioner of the most narcissistic of arts, develop a phobia of the pronoun I? It's a strange coincidence that two collections should be released this fall by writers who make just that claim. It's Hard to Talk About Yourself (Uni...

  • 12 years ago

    The world of continuing-education classes may seem limited to the vagaries of estate planning and one-shot workshops in assertiveness. But now continuing ed is mitigating the regrets of those who missed junior year abroad: Several area schools off...

  • 14 years ago

    Dubbed "Terror Town" by the New York Post after September 11, Jersey City has been painted as a hotbed of anti-American Islamist fervor. (Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman—the "blind cleric"—preached at a mosque in the Journal Square area; two men...

  • 17 years ago

    It's the Ming dynasty, wartime. A young scholar in a tasseled hat, platform boots, and an embroidered robe searches the Chinese countryside for his sister. He finds, instead, a lost woman with the same name who asks for an escort to safety. Thunde...

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