The Millions6 min gelesenPsychology
Complicating Consent: The Millions Interviews Katherine Angel
I think a lot of the harm that's done in the world is done through men's denial of their vulnerability — and also women’s collusion with that denial. The post Complicating Consent: The Millions Interviews Katherine Angel appeared first on The Million
The Millions7 min gelesen
Goodbye, Rush Limbaugh, and Good Riddance
If he accomplished nothing else in his outlandish lifetime, Limbaugh revealed the bankruptcy, hypocrisy, and outright cruelty burning  in the heart of every right-wing moralist. The post Goodbye, Rush Limbaugh, and Good Riddance appeared first on The
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Livings, Fine, Kushner, and More
This week we're looking at new titles from the likes of Jack Livings, Julia Fine, and Rachel Kushner. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Livings, Fine, Kushner, and More appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions5 min gelesen
Bird Brain: Lauren Oyler, Patricia Lockwood, and the Literature of Twitter
Given how comprehensively Twitter has re-wired our fundamental consciousness, it has seemed difficult to believe that no one has yet produced a book equal in expressiveness to its peculiar and otherworldly psychological glow. The post Bird Brain: Lau
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Sometimes There Are No Good Choices: The Millions Interviews Robbie Arnott
If I’m stuck for something to write about, I start describing a landscape I’ve visited recently—a forest, a stretch of coastline, an ocean, a mountainside—and then see if a story or plot line curls off it. The post Sometimes There Are No Good Choices
The Millions12 min gelesen
On Literature and Consciousness
This is the greatest opening line in imaginative literature, because it’s the first one ever written. How can the invention of fiction itself be topped? The post On Literature and Consciousness appeared first on The Millions.
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True Love is Feeding Yourself: On Melissa Broder’s ‘Milk Fed’
Milk Fed might make you hungry. Milk Fed might make you horny. Milk Fed might make you believe in god, or in love, or at least make you want to try. The post True Love is Feeding Yourself: On Melissa Broder’s ‘Milk Fed’ appeared first on The Millions
The Millions6 min gelesen
February Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)
The shortest month of the year brings no shortage of books including new titles from Jhumpa Lahiri, Leesa Cross-Smith, Patricia Lockwood, and Andromeda Romano-Lax. The post February Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) appeared first o
The Millions12 min gelesen
Reimagining and Remaking: On Healing from Workshop Trauma with Matthew Salesses’ ‘Craft in the Real World’
It is a blueprint for a way forward to build better writing programs, and thus a new kind of writer and teacher who can imagine beyond a structure that often hurt them and left them in need of repair. The post Reimagining and Remaking: On Healing fro
The Millions5 min gelesen
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Carey, Doshi, Lyon, and More
Here's a quick look at some notable books—new titles from the likes of Edward Carey, Annabel Lyon, Avni Doshi, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Carey, Doshi, Lyon, and More appeared first on The Milli
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Ten Ways to Lose Your Literature
Just as all literature is haunted by the potential of oblivion, so all lost books are animated by the redemptive hope of their rediscovery. The post Ten Ways to Lose Your Literature appeared first on The Millions.
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Fact or Fiction: On Vendela Vida’s ‘We Run the Tides’
A novel, itself a fabrication, can’t exist without poignant truths that spring to the surface through plot and characterization and detail. The post Fact or Fiction: On Vendela Vida’s ‘We Run the Tides’ appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions7 min gelesen
Obsession, Collection, and Connection: On Pixar’s ‘Soul’ and Jazmina Barrera’s On Lighthouses
Writing that takes a pin and drives it through obsession’s abdomen, splaying it open like one of Nabokov’s butterfly specimens. The post Obsession, Collection, and Connection: On Pixar’s ‘Soul’ and Jazmina Barrera’s On Lighthouses appeared first on T
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The Millions Top Ten: December 2020
In the final month of 2020, we retired two books to our Hall of Fame: one from a debut author and the other from a two-time HoF veteran. The post The Millions Top Ten: December 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Eaton, Hubbard, Salesses, and More
Here's a quick look at some notable books—new titles from Ladee Hubbard, Matthew Salesses, Ellie Eaton, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Eaton, Hubbard, Salesses, and More appeared first on The Millio
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‘The Divines’: Featured Fiction from Ellie Eaton
An excerpt from a debut novel Booklist calls "sharp and haunting." The post ‘The Divines’: Featured Fiction from Ellie Eaton appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions5 min gelesen
On Nature and Nationalism with Sarah Moss
As she wrote Summerwater, Moss was thinking about the attitudes about public space that emerge in moments of popular nationalism such as Brexit. The post On Nature and Nationalism with Sarah Moss appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions12 min gelesen
Letter From The Capitol
The terrible logic of America is that our deepest nightmares and desires always have a way of enacting themselves, of moving from celluloid to reality. The post Letter from the Capitol appeared first on The Millions.
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Listening to the Voices in His Head: The Millions Interviews Jim Gauer
Would Gaddis have been able to write JR if he hadn’t been forced to work in PR and learn about the business and legal worlds? The post Listening to the Voices in His Head: The Millions Interviews Jim Gauer appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Saunders, Enríquez, Gurganus, and More
Here's a quick look at some notable books—new titles from George Saunders, Mariana Enríquez, Allan Gurganus, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Saunders, Enríquez, Gurganus, and More appeared first on T
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Most Anticipated: The Great First-Half 2021 Book Preview
At 152 titles, this is the longest, most indulgent Millions preview ever. We could say we're sorry but we all need some joy right now. The post Most Anticipated: The Great First-Half 2021 Book Preview appeared first on The Millions.
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Celebrating What Defines Us: The Millions Interviews Joshua Bennett
Pain or terror persists in the night, but joy comes in the morning. You have to go through a gauntlet to get to joy. It’s not easily gotten or reached—or sustained. The post Celebrating What Defines Us: The Millions Interviews Joshua Bennett appeared
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Knausgaard, Davies, North, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Nnedi Okorafor, and Mateo Askaripour—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Knausgaard, Davies, North, and More appeared first on The Mi
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Must-Read Poetry: January 2021
Our own Nick Ripatrazone takes a look at six new poetry titles from the likes of Mark Wunderlich, Jackie Wang, and Allison Funk. The post Must-Read Poetry: January 2021 appeared first on The Millions.
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Those Who Left Us: Select Literary Obits From 2020
This was, after all, the year when everything stopped making sense. The post Those Who Left Us: Select Literary Obits From 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions5 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Pandemic Life by the Numbers: The Golden Five
Slow it down, pause, take a moment. It's just five minutes, but you begin to see—the meaningfulness of small increments. The post Pandemic Life by the Numbers: The Golden Five appeared first on The Millions.
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On Dreams and Literature
Dreaming and reading are unified in being activities of fully created, totally self-contained realities. The post On Dreams and Literature appeared first on The Millions.
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A Year in Reading: Anthony Veasna So
I actually recommend everyone to stop taking books so seriously, so monogamously. The post A Year in Reading: Anthony Veasna So appeared first on The Millions.
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A Year in Reading: Martha Anne Toll
The drama! The agony! The misogyny! The biting social commentary! The pathos! The post A Year in Reading: Martha Anne Toll appeared first on The Millions.
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A Year in Reading: Mamta Chaudhry
At a time when I’m housebound and only my imagination is free to roam, it is head-spinning to read the phrase, “if our life is vagabond our memory is sedentary” and wonder if in our ceaseless rush forward, these are days, too, that will be indelibly
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