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Posts by: Isaac Fitzgerald

Gabriel García Márquez Sales Are Up in Tehran

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Former Iranian prime minister Mir Hossein Mousavi, who is under house arrest for his opposition of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, recently encouraged his daughter to read Gabriel García Márquez’s News of a Kidnapping to better understand his “situation in captivity.” Since the meeting, word of Mousavi’s book recommendation has “spread quickly across Iran’s huge online community, prompting hundreds of opposition supporters to seek out the book.”

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Paging Doctor Nabokov

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“Recognizing shared experience, and wanting to, are at the basis of fiction, and the social life fiction feeds on. But psychology should do more than just take these facts for granted: it should help us explain them.”

This essay examines Nabokov as a critic and a writer in relation to psychology.

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