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Reflections of a working writer and reader

 

 

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Amazon’s reply to criticism of its recent POD announcement, insisting that POD publishers use its own BookSurge publishing service.

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Joan Didion’s memoir about trying to come to terms with her husband’s death became ‘the indispensable handbook to bereavement’. Then her 39-year-old daughter also died. As The Year of Magical Thinking arrives in London, David Hare describes the challenge of bringing a writer’s grief to the stage.

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Heather Christie is On Time in The Kenyon Review:

The answer to “Where do the days go?” is that they don’t. It’s just convenient to use a conceptual metaphor to take an abstraction like time and cut it into nouns that have a habit of running away. But all week I have thought “Goodbye Monday,” and “Goodbye Tuesday.” And now I am wondering what Monday is up to these days.
Nothing!
Because time is cut into nouns, it has the privilege of getting to use verbs. It elapses and expires . . .

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