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Late Summer 2013 Reading List

Late Summer 2013 reading list books

Our staff’s late summer reading list includes titles from Masha Hamilton, Mark Kurlansky, Kate Zambreno, Tao Lin, Mary Ruefle, Matt Pine, Jesse Ball, Carol Shields, and more.

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What We’re Reading: August 2009

I’ve got the latest issues of American Short Fiction and One Story next to me on my couch, alongside James Hannaham’s God Says No and the new Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor by Brad Gooch (the latter two by Little, Brown).

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Birnbaum’s reading list: Blake Bailey’s bios, Canadian writer Joseph Boyden, and more

I have read neither Richard Yates nor John Cheever’s writings, but I have enjoyed Blake Bailey’s bios–first of Yates and now John Cheever.

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Identity Theory’s Best Articles of 2006

As a result of some twisted effort towards generosity, we felt compelled to give out prizes to the authors of our "top stories" in each category published on the site.

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August 16, 2006: “The worst violators of nature…”

The worst violators of nature and human rights never go to jail. They hold the keys. In the world as it is, the looking-glass world, the countries that guard the peace also make and sell the most weapons. The most prestigious banks launder the most drug money and harbor the most stolen cash. The most […]

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How Much Longer? By Eduardo Galeano

07/28/06 ” IPS ” — –One country bombed two countries. Such impunity might astound were it not business as usual. In response to the few timid protests from the international community, Israel said mistakes were made. How much longer will horrors be called mistakes? This slaughter of civilians began with the kidnapping of a soldier. […]

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Eduardo Galeano

Eduardo Galeano

“The richest people are suffering fear in such a proportion they cannot imagine life without this panic of being kidnapped and feeling that people hate them or I don’t know—it must be terrible.”

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Some words from Eduardo Galeano

Today, there are certain things one can’t say in the face of public opinion:* capitalism wears the stage name “market economy”* imperialism is called “globalization”* the victims of imperialism are called “developing countries,” much as a dwarf might be called a “child”* opportunism is called “pragmatism”* treason is called “realism”* poor people are called “low-income […]

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Eduardo Galeano Portrait

Latin-American Eduardo Galeano is the author of Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent. Read his interview with The Progressive.

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