Posts Tagged: Helen DeWitt

What to Read When Everyone Is Celebrating Dads

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Whether you are celebrating your father or cursing his name this Father’s Day, here’s a list of very good books about fathers from writers we love.

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What to Read When Your Workplace Is Full of Drama

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In honor of the World’s Worst Boss, we’ve put together a list of books full of workplace drama for you to read while we wait to see if we can get that orange guy fired.

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Helen DeWitt’s Satire

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This Millions piece breaks down Helen DeWitt’s latest novel, Lighting Rods, finding genius “in the details.” Reflecting on the unique techniques and difficulties of the satirical tradition, the review applauds Dewitt’s navigation of “the gap between messy reality and the logical Ideal.” “What, exactly, is being skewered? By the end of the book, the answer, […]

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Helen DeWitt Interview

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Helen DeWitt conversed with The Awl about her new novel Lighting Rods. Elaborating on influences and stylistic devices, DeWitt opens up about fantasies, detail-orientation, and 18th century satirists. “But as soon as you bring up 18th-century satirists I think: Of course! Or rather, I think: Not just 18th-century satirists (though I love Swift, Pope, Voltaire, […]

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