Bites: Literary award kvetching, Bradbury paints, Obama is the big winner, Woods do Daytrotter, and more

Remember yesterday when I said more Jewish people will kvetch about Amos Oz or Philip Roth not getting the Nobel Prize for Literature?  Tablet mentions the Tribe losing out, talks about Herta Mueller, and ties it all up with “Also intriguing: the Times notes that her father served in the SS during World War II.” Lit. Ray Bradbury was a regular Bob Ross. The Forward talks about Elie Wiesel’s “meandering, sometimes, narcissistic ruminations” on medieval French commentator of the Talmud […]

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Bites: 9/11 novels, Nick Cave’s new book, Sufjan Stevens clip, Fashion and Tennis, the mind of Joe Wilson, and more

Lit The Daily Beast’s Sam Jacobs lists the 9/11 novels actually worth reading. “Welcoming Remarks Made at a Literary Reading, 9/25/01” at McSweeney’s Nick Cave (pictured above) talks about The Death of Bunny Munro (Thanks, Guardian) Michelle Huneven (Blame) picks songs for Largehearted Boy. The sentence “Dan Brown, is expected to pull a J.K. Rowling by single-handedly hauling the publishing industry out of the toilet” sends chills up my spine. (Thanks, January Magazine) Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s “The Gulag Archipelago,” once widely […]

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