Jonathan Bing

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  • 17 years ago

    On April 15, 1987, a huge crowd filtered into the century-old brownstone that housed Books & Co., Jeannette Watson's eclectic bookshop on upper Madison Avenue, to hear Walker Percy read from The Thanatos Syndrome. "Everyone tried to get upstairs t...

  • 18 years ago

    Last January, Mark Chavunduka, the gutsy editor of Zimbabwe's Sunday newspaper, The Standard, published an account of a failed coup attempt against president Robert Mugabe. Two days later, he was arrested by military police, badly beaten, and char...

  • 18 years ago

    When Erich Segal, the author of Love Story, was nominated for a National Book Award in 1972, the judges threatened to resign in protest if his name was not withdrawn. Last January, however, in a gesture that underscored the French's idiosyncratic ...

  • 18 years ago

    Harry Mathews, the experimental poet, fiction writer, and charismatic English-language ambassador of the French literary society Oulipo, swept into town last week to flog his new book, the Oulipo Compendium (Atlas, $19.99). A bearish man with the ...

  • 19 years ago

    Last April, Susan Charles, a Northern California yoga instructor, business consultant, and unpublished novelist, received a letter from the Silver Branch Literary Agency in Buffalo, New York, expressing interest in her latest book, A Very Private ...


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