Posts Tagged: Alena Graedon

Notable NYC: 10/14–10/20

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Notable NYC: 7/5–7/11

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Monday 7/7: Chuck Klosterman reads from I Wear the Black Hat, essays that twist the idea of villainy. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Alena Graedon and David Burry Gerrard read from their novels. Graedon’s The Word Exchange (April 2014) explores a future dystopia without printed words. Gerrard’s Short Century (February 2014) is about a blogger who reveals […]

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Literature Is Not Medicine

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In The World Exchange, Alena Graedon’s debut novel, language is in danger, and reading becomes a means of salvation. Over at the New Yorker, bibliophile Peter C. Baker explains the problem with the idea that reading could be a panacea. In his words, “practical urgency and literature have little business mixing.” Baker believes that reading “cuts against the grain of […]

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