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Happy Bloomsday

June 16, 1904 — The day that James Joyce’s hero Leopold Bloom made his way around Dublin in “Ulysses” is celebrated across the world, often with pints of Guinness, (“thick giblet soup”?) and readings from the book. Stamford celebrated the literary holiday in Joycean fashion this past Sunday, and in New York, there’s a host […] [Read More]
Categories: classics, General

Rome in July

Also from The New Yorker: The Book Bench blog has chosen Tom Rachman’s “The Imperfectionists” as their July book club selection. I’m very excited by this — I’m currently 3/4 of the way through Rachman’s debut novel, which I’ve all but inhaled in the past few days. It’s one of those books that acts on […] [Read More]
Categories: General

The ones to watch

The New Yorker recently announced their list of “20 Under 40“, a compilation of up-and-coming young writers “who capture the inventiveness and the vitality of contemporary American fiction.” The list is a combination of both established talents and those on the cusp of success, writers with several published books to their names and others who’ve […] [Read More]