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January 12, 2012

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Jim Breslin on Building Up Characters Who Are Falling Apart

You'll recognize the characters in Jim Breslin's debut short story collection, "Elephant," twenty-one stories about suburban life and its discontents.

Interviews, Writers
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{FICTION} The Test

Shelley sat alone in a dark-leathered corner booth at Cartwright’s, sipping his tumbler of icy vodka and appreciating the separation between those who wanted to

Fiction, Literature

DIE LAUGHING: T.C. Boyle’s “Stories” Poke Fun at Love, Death…and Everything in Between

Books, Commentary, Literature

{REVIEW} SWIMMINGLY | Cheever Channels Kafka in his “Collected Stories”

It’s a kind of voyeuristic pleasure to read a compilation of stories written over an author’s entire career, especially an author as talented and hard-working as John Cheever.

Books, Commentary, Literature

Too Early for the Giller Prize?

Johanna Skibsrud's The Sentimentalists won the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize, but this article presents the argument that the win was radically premature.

Essays, Literature

Shift Your Frame: Art Matters

Why does the artistic process help us be happier? The simplest explanation has to do with the creative process.

Art, Commentary

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