Posts Tagged: nathaniel rich

Notable Los Angeles: 4/22–4/28

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable San Francisco: 4/17–4/23

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Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Notable NYC: 4/6–4/12

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Baldwin’s Paradoxes and Epithets

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Race was—is—the fundamental American issue, underlying not only all matters of public policy (economic inequality, criminal justice, housing, education) but the very psyche of the nation. Nathaniel Rich, for the New York Review of Books, writes a loving tribute to and overview of the works of James Baldwin: the intellectual as impossible to be pinned […]

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Strolling Through New York

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Nathaniel Rich breaks down New York’s reputation, and literary history, as the greatest walking city for NYT Magazine: Yet the idea of New York as a walker’s paradise—a city best, and only authentically, grasped by sauntering through it—has persisted. Much of the great literature of New York has been written from the perspective of the sidewalk: the deafening […]

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Letting Them Go

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Down at the Atlantic, Nathaniel Rich touches on Kazuo Ishiguro, memory, and literature’s Borgesian debts: The answer, as most readers will intuitively conclude, lies between two extremes. Forget everything and you lose your soul; remember everything and you lose the ability to forgive. Ishiguro’s characters, like all of us, are caught between the bliss of ignorance […]

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New Orleans Decoded

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Tempted to move to New Orleans? It seems as though more and more writers are heading there these days. At the New York Review of Books, Nathaniel Rich—who moved to the city in 2010—explores the history and culture of New Orleans through books by Richard Campanella and Sheri Fink. About Campanella’s book, Rich writes: He had learned, as […]

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