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Lenora Todaro

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  • 7 years ago

    The genius of Toni Morrison lies in her openings: Plunged into an unfamiliar time and place and confronted by a dramatic question, the reader falls under the spell of a narrator who cannot rest until her story is told, heard, and deeply felt. Morr...

  • 7 years ago

    Jhumpa Lahiri appears to be an artist of a particular "narrative": the Bengali family and its discontents as it assimilates into America. Her stories are quiet, deliberate, setting one foot down in front of the other, then exploding with a secret,...

  • 8 years ago

    Wisdom rarely alights on the young. When it does, one usually finds a trail of sorrow in its wake. At 25, Edwidge Danticat published her first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), an insightful and elegant multi-generational saga that takes the imm...

  • 8 years ago

    Words Without Borders does Lonely Planet one better: It mainlines the experience of elsewhere—the wanderlust, the delirium of dislocation. Culled by the editors of Wordswithoutborders.org, the online magazine for literature in translation, th...

  • 9 years ago

    "When I am writing fiction I am a different person with many personalities—and I am very daring," says Turkish novelist Elif Shafak during a conversation at the Warwick Hotel. "Then in my daily life I return to being a person with anxieties a...

  • 9 years ago

    Two announcements regarding food sailed quietly by in December 2006: The FDA endorsed meat and milk from cloned cows, ignoring concerns raised about its safety by scientists; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture appointed representatives from Ge...

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