Posts Tagged: Edwidge Dandicat

Remembering Gabriel García Márquez

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One Hundred Years of Solitude author Gabriel García Márquez passed away last week at the age of 87. Writing in the New Yorker, Edwidge Danticat reflects on his life and work. I am often surprised when people talk about the total implausibility of the events in García Márquez’s fiction. Having been born and lived in […]

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“All Your Life is a Work of Art”

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The Atlantic has been hosting a series called “By Heart,” where authors discuss their favorite quotes in literature. Edwidge Dandicat talks about her immigration experience and chooses a passage from a novel by Patricia Engels, which articulates that “trying to start a life in a strange land is an artistic feat of the highest order, […]

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Breaking: Writers Are Eccentric And Enjoy Bathtubs, Charts

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The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed a bunch of writers to see how they do it. Of course, they called it “How to Write a Great Novel,” but I’m not sure if trying to copy exactly what these writers do is really recommended. It’s fun, though, in a voyeuristic sort of way. Here’s a few […]

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