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  1. Ah, the long novel. Bleak House, Moby-Dick, Underworld, War and Peace, The Brothers Karamazov, Infinite Jest, Ulysses, and Les Miserables. These are some of the greatest works of literature. And they're all long. so, in honor of the big, juicy, long novel, I have decided to dedicate a thread specifically to the best long novels (not to long novels in general, which I will discuss another time). For that, I would pick all the titles I mentioned before, and I would add some other possible candidates: The Secret History, The Goldfinch, J R, The Recognitions and Anna Karenina
  2. Link to our thread on the Nobel Prize for Literature, where Mo Yan comes up. With the semester winding down, I'm starting to think that some pleasure reading might not be a bad thing. And, since I was at the CEA conference in Indianapolis this weekend, I was lucky enough to pick up a copy of Mo Yan's Frog (I have Big Breasts and Wide Hips on my Kindle, but haven't read it yet). Then I came across this piece at The Millions, which doesn't do the translation any favors--but which does have some stuff to say about the problems of translating from Chinese into English: --any input or
  3. Here it is, my first novel of the year. Or, rather, sequence of novellas: The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster. When I first started reading this book, I wasn’t sure that I would like it. The first volume in the trilogy, City of Glass, I found to be almost too accessible — that is, it does all the standard postmodern things where the narrator meets the author, others doubling, there is an obsessive focus on details like red notebooks etc. etc. etc. And that’s all fine. But my issue with it was that it seemed to not resolve — that it seemed to go through all the tricks without actually deli
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