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What's New with Novels?

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

From its start in the early 18th century, the novel as a genre has always resisted easy definition. Samuel Johnson, literary critic and author of the first comprehensive English dictionary, defined the novel in 1755 as "a small tale, generally of love."

Jesse Ball On His Favorite Words In The English Language

Posted 02.10.2014 | Books

Brief Interviews is a new series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Jesse Ball is a p...

The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramner: A New Installation by the Poyais Group

Catherine Despont | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Catherine Despont

An air of mystery emanates from The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramner -- from outside the gallery the drone of organs is reminiscent of an overheard church service.

Unsure You Want To Read That Book? This New Search Engine Can Help

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on July 7, 2011 10:23 AM | Posted 09.07.2011 | Books

While searching for reviews of a book, it is tough to sort through all the mixed Amazon reviews, publisher sites and mainstream critics. The Book Blog...

10 Most Anticipated Summer Reads

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books

We are on the cusp of summer, and it’s time for a preview of the books and novels worth reading in the months to come. June marks the release of a s...