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Toxic Masculinity at the End of the World: On David R. Bunch’s ‘Moderan’
1. “Quaint they were, these records, strange and ancient, washed to shore when the Moderan seas finally unthawed.” So begins David R. Bunch’s first book, Moderan, which appeared as a paperback original from Avon in 1971. It was to be his only book re
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‘Castle on the River Vistula’: Featured Fiction by Michelle Tea
Today, we’re excited to launch a new series of fiction excerpts at The Millions. And to kick things off, we present the first two chapters of Michelle Tea’s Castle on the River Vistula, the third book in her Chelsea Trilogy, out Tuesday from McSweene
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Nepantla and Gloria Anzaldúa’s Queer of Color Legacy
In more recent years, I have began to question this essay by Anzaldúa, both of our usages of the word “Nepantla,” and also her ideas around mestizaje. The post Nepantla and Gloria Anzaldúa’s Queer of Color Legacy appeared first on The Millions.
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Revisiting Malcolm Lowry’s ‘Under The Volcano’ On The Day Of The Dead
The ultimate tragedy of Under the Volcano is that of humanity’s wasted potential. Can, Lowry pondered, the psyche repair itself? The post Revisiting Malcolm Lowry’s ‘Under the Volcano’ on the Day of the Dead appeared first on The Millions.
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What to Do After Decades of Teaching ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Wrong?
We’re tasked with teaching a book that doesn’t live up to its longstanding responsibility of delivering a recokining with American racism. The post What to Do After Decades of Teaching ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Wrong? appeared first on The Millions.
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Why “Self-Promotion” Is Bullshit
Promote your book. Share what you’re comfortable sharing with potential readers, but please, let’s abolish that terribly ill-fitting word: self-promotion. The post Why “Self-Promotion” Is Bullshit appeared first on The Millions.
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We Learn to Live: Featured Poetry by Andrés Cerpa
Cerpa’s poems are distilled charges of pure will. A necessarily bleak book illuminated by authentic and audacious feeling. The post We Learn to Live: Featured Poetry by Andrés Cerpa appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Lipsyte, Ghaffari, Roupenian, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from the likes of Sam Lipsyte, Niviaq Korneliussen, Kristen Roupenian, Tessa Hadley, and more—that are publishing this week. Want to learn more about upcoming titles? Then go read our most recent b
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How to Buy a Used Car During a Wildfire
I do not laugh but the children do. “I hate these fucking places,” I think again, turning the radio back on. The post How to Buy a Used Car During a Wildfire appeared first on The Millions.
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France As Told By Two
They mean to prepare the reader for what comes next, the story of the particular way in which time flowed over or through France these past 70 years. The post France as Told by Two appeared first on The Millions.
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Binding The Ghost: On The Physicality Of Literature
The spirit is strong, but so is the flesh; books can never be separated from the circumstances of those bodies that house their souls. The post Binding the Ghost: On the Physicality of Literature appeared first on The Millions.
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The Oakland Renaissance: A Roundtable of Afro-Futurist Luminaries
If the characters who become part of the black canon are the creations of white people, Afro-futurism becomes an appropriation of white-extended thought. The post The Oakland Renaissance: A Roundtable of Afro-Futurist Luminaries appeared first on The
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Fail Like a Poet: Ambition and Failure in Christian Wiman’s ‘He Held Radical Light’
Time and time again, the people most capable of unlocking the kingdom’s doors have begun to doubt the efficacy of their keys. The post Fail Like a Poet: Ambition and Failure in Christian Wiman’s ‘He Held Radical Light’ appeared first on The Millions.
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The Millions Top Ten: December 2018
We spend plenty of time here on The Millions telling all of you what we’ve been reading, but we are also quite interested in hearing about what you’ve been reading. By looking at our Amazon stats, we can see what books Millions readers have been buyi
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Ada Limón and Erika Sánchez Discuss Self-Care and a Life of Words
It can be healthy to purge dark things, but it can also excavate old and new suffering that needs to be attended to. The body can't always keep up. The post Ada Limón and Erika Sánchez Discuss Self-Care and a Life of Words appeared first on The Milli
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Harmony, Authentic or Contrived: On ‘Power, Pleasure, and Profit’
Wootton’s notion of practical Aristoteilian-esque virtue in the face of limitless appetite is compelling, and he stakes his claims persuasively. The post Harmony, Authentic or Contrived: On ‘Power, Pleasure, and Profit’ appeared first on The Millions
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Must-Read Poetry: January 2019
Online we are dead, alive, temporary, and permanent. Mao’s serene descriptions are masterfully unsettling. Each poem bears careful reading. The post Must-Read Poetry: January 2019 appeared first on The Millions.
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Most Anticipated: The Great First-Half 2019 Book Preview
Let’s celebrate very good things, and a lot of them, where we find them. The post Most Anticipated: The Great First-Half 2019 Book Preview appeared first on The Millions.
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We Are All Cold Callers Now: Sam Lipsyte’s Savagely Satirical Fiction
He explores with merciless and lacerating precision the demoralized state of the urban man-boy and alterna-dad. Lipsyte Man—a baffled and wounded specimen. The post We Are All Cold Callers Now: Sam Lipsyte’s Savagely Satirical Fiction appeared first
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Fate’s Brutality: The Millions Interviews Chigozie Obioma
It is a paradox: that you can make a choice, yet, that everything is preordained? And it is in this space that I anchor my stories. The post Fate’s Brutality: The Millions Interviews Chigozie Obioma appeared first on The Millions.
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Beyond Shame: The Beauty of Lucan Poetry
Basilicata is a region of a rich and complex history. These poets have managed to channel the oscillations between hope and despair, pain and joy. The post Beyond Shame: The Beauty of Lucan Poetry appeared first on The Millions.
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Books Decide for Me: The Millions Interviews Ersi Sotiropoulos
[A writer] does not have to be a mirror for his time. This is very silly, I think. Always, you have to step back a little. I, personally, take distance. The post Books Decide for Me: The Millions Interviews Ersi Sotiropoulos appeared first on The Mil
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The Millions Is Joining Publishers Weekly
Today we are making a big announcement about the future of this project. The post The Millions Is Joining Publishers Weekly appeared first on The Millions.
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I Don’t Want So Smooth a Shape: The Millions Interviews Laura Adamczyk
It’s adaptive to become a sort of supreme noticer, and I believe there is a certain power—a feminine power—in that: to see and make sense of what you see. The post I Don’t Want So Smooth a Shape: The Millions Interviews Laura Adamczyk appeared first
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Maryse Meijer Sketches the Figure of Cruelty in ‘Northwood’
Most books are an experience, some books act as precious objects, but occasionally—when many stars and aesthetics align—a book can be both. The post Maryse Meijer Sketches the Figure of Cruelty in ‘Northwood’ appeared first on The Millions.
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The Future Is Coming, That’s a Fact: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Sarah Schulman in Conversation
What happened to the dream of the city as the place where you meet everyone you never imagined? Of queerness as ending borders rather than creating them. The post The Future Is Coming, That’s a Fact: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Sarah Schulman in
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Literary Obituaries of 2018: Let Us Now Praise the Under-Sung
Here is a highly selective list of a handful of these wonders, several of whom touched my life in deeply personal ways. The post Literary Obituaries of 2018: Let Us Now Praise the Under-Sung appeared first on The Millions.
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Discovering Ourselves: The Millions Interviews Well-Read Black Girl Glory Edim
I want the reader to be hit with a sense of nostalgia. My hope is that the collection encourages readers to share their own stories. The post Discovering Ourselves: The Millions Interviews Well-Read Black Girl Glory Edim appeared first on The Million
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Shifty I’s, ‘Ariel,’ and Fandom
We take no oaths of journalism; like a singer on a stage, we put a single face on a hundred different I’s, or a hundred different faces on just one. The post Shifty I’s, ‘Ariel,’ and Fandom appeared first on The Millions.
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A Horseman for the Headless: On Ismail Kadare’s ‘The Traitor’s Niche’
Kadare’s fiction intuits the spirt of the art movements of his day, orbiting the dark ambiance of indie cinema, goth punk, shock installation. The post A Horseman for the Headless: On Ismail Kadare’s ‘The Traitor’s Niche’ appeared first on The Millio
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