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    1. When Writers Put Themselves Into the Story

      The Atlantic via Yahoo! NewsJun 16 08:58 AM

      As a teenager, the novelist Joshua Cohen loved Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novella The Double for its eerie conceit, in which a man encounters a stranger who looks exactly like himself. After examining the literary origins of The Double’s story, Cohen explained his attraction to writers (from Cervantes to David Foster Wallace) who write themselves into their fictions, his mistrust of the third-person ...

    2. 8 Books You Need to Read This July

      VultureJul 02 05:17 AM

      Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible.One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon, by Tim Weiner (Henry Holt, July 21)Using recently declassified tapes and documents, the author of the award-winning CIA exposé Legacy of Ashes ... More »

    3. June 6/15: If you've still got any cinematic energy left to spare after watching Jurassic World (seen above) on June 12, then check out Martin Scorsese's huge collection of movie posters, on display as part of “Scorsese Collects” at MoMA. If the posters belonged to anyone else, it might be a ... More »

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