The Big Read Blog (Archive)


June 1, 2009
Washington, DC

From Mark Sarvas's literary blog, The Elegant Variation, here are a couple of Big Read-related items of interest . . .

Tin House has just published The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House. Last week The Elegant Variation serialized Susan Bell?s essay from the collection, ?"Revisioning The Great Gatsby." Here's part one to get you started.

Sarvas also had a rave review (written for Barnes and Noble) of Cynthia Ozick's new short fiction collection, Dictation: A Quartet. Here?s a quick byte from the review: "[I]n all four tales Ozick focuses her abiding intelligence on the limits of understanding and the fungible relationship between words and truth..." Read the entire review.


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