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'Fire' From the World's Front Lines

Events have overtaken Sebastian Junger’s new book Fire with the same uncertainty and rapidity of the wildfires that raced across

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Found in Translation

David Ferry can translate poetry from more languages than most of us could ever hope to learn, and his versatility

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Sontag's Critical Blandness

Is Susan Sontag the only critic left who still cares about high culture? It’s been almost 40 years since “Against

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Halberstam on War and Peace

War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton and the Generals is a penetrating look at America’s military and foreign

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An Interview With David Halberstam '55

David Halberstam ’55, a former Crimson managing editor, covered the early civil rights movement, the Congo and Vietnam in a

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New Layers of the Onion Unpeeled

Dispatches from the Tenth Circle—the newest Onion compilation—delivers all of the uncannily mundane humor which has made the newspaper wildly

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A New Harvard History

It is not self-evident that Morton and Phyllis Kellers Making Harvard Modern: The Rise of Americas University will have a

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Making the Odd From the Ordinary

Charles Simic was born in Belgrade in 1938, and has been publishing poetry in the US since 1961. In 1990

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Readings in the Square: Fall Highlights

While publishers ultimately are in charge of tours, authors do have some say as to where they’d like to go.

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Creating the Self: Personal Nonfiction

“How does the writer of personal narrative pull from his or her own boring, agitated self the truth speaker who

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It's A Dog-Eat-Dog World

Arthur Bradford, a young and hip writer with a growing, young and hip following, has turned the likes of Zadie

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Reading Out Loud

Fall is finally upon us, and so is the new literary season, which means one thing: the authors are on

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April Showers Bring MFA Flowers

There are two ways to approach the annual “Art in Bloom” festival at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). For

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Derrida's Cinders

Cinders By Jacques Derrida University of Nebraska Press $25.00 T here is one really good joke in Jacques Derrida's Cinders.

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