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The Blue Guitar By John Banville

Blue Guitar

“How my mind wanders, trying to avoid itself, only to meet itself again, with a horrible start, coming around the other way. A closed circle—as if there were any other kind—that’s what I live in.”

The Birth of Insight By Erik Braun

Birth of Insight

Ledi Sayadaw’s response to British colonization resulted in the modern global movement of Vipassana meditation, the idea that meditation is intrinsic to Buddhist practice, and the notion that lay people as well as monks can study advanced Buddhist scripture.

Interview: David K. Shipler

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In the latest book, Freedom of Speech, I journeyed along the boundaries of expression, and there I found numerous external threats.

Interview: Jonathan Galassi

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There’s no set formula, no enormous book club that guarantees that all the great writers of today—and there are quite a few of them—are going to be read by all the serious readers.

The Soul of the Marionette by John Gray

soul of the marionette

In his most recent book, THE SOUL OF THE MARIONETTE, Gray further exposes the fundamental assumptions and myths that lie at the heart of Western thought, ethics, and politics.

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Issue #2 Features:
Reza Aslan
Lydia Davis
C.K. Williams
Siri Hustvedt
Amy Grace Loyd
Dale Jamieson
Lipika Pelham
Daniel Bevacqua
Juan Pablo Roncone
Nicole Treska

Artwork by:
Lisa Alonzo
Matthew Brandt
Kevin Cooley
Alan Cote

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Featuring:
Edwidge Danticat
Lydia Davis
John Freeman
Charles Simic
Joyce Carol Oates
David James Poissant
Nelly Reifler
Naveen Kishore
Sjón
Raymond Strom
Justin Taylor
Dale Jamieson
Bonnie Nadzam

Artwork by:
Edward Burtynsky
Bill Richards
Mark Steinmetz
Drew Tal
Johan Van Mullem
Eric Zener