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What We’re Electing to Read in November 2012

Books We're Reading this November

Books we’re reading this November include a Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons, The Headmaster’s Wager by Vincent Lam, On Christian Contemplation by Thomas Merton, Both Flesh and Not by DFW, Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins, Best American Short Stories 2012, A Good Fall by Ha Jin, and many other titles.

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Monday’s Margins: New David Foster Wallace, Self-Publishing Answers and NaNoWriMo Advice

David Foster Wallace Both Flesh and Not cover

Notable book releases for early November 2012, writing advice for NaNoWrimo and self-publishers, a memoir of the literary life by Michele Filgate, and more.

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David Foster Wallace and the Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

Interviewed by Stacey Schmeidel for the Spring 1999 issue of Amherst Magazine, David Foster Wallace said, “The truth is I don’t think I’ve ever found anything as purely ‘moving’ as the end of The Velveteen Rabbit when I first read it.”

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Suicide and Self-Obsession

I suspect self-obsession is a side-effect of depression rather than a cause of depression?

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Mark Costello

Mark Costello

“Anything that stops and tries to make us feel human as opposed to making us feel like consumers or productive units, I think that’s important.”

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