Afternoon Bites: Gabriel García Márquez’s Colombia, Summer Fête, Taking On Alice Munro, Writers Talking Hollywood, And More

Alice Munro

“It has to do with the way her critics begin by asserting her goodness, her greatness, her majorness or her bestness, and then quickly adopt a defensive tone, instructing us in ways of seeing as virtues the many things about her writing that might be considered shortcomings.” – Christian Lorentzen on Alice Munro at London Review of Books.

Going to The New Inquiry’s Summer Fête?

Gabriel García Márquez, Colombia, Etc.

Matthew Specktor and Bret Easton Ellis talk at Salon. (Although Bret says it wasn’t exactly an interview…)

Crazy weapons from the Second World War that y0u maybe didn’t know about.

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