How to Read Now, by Elaine Castillo

Staff Pick

Castillo follows her acclaimed novel, America Is Not The Heart, with these timely and powerful essays on the morality and necessity of reading. Couched under the overarching theme of reading as a moral act--something which many readers fail to consider, distracted by the sheer performative nature of reading and/or the blind worship of the canon--these pieces are peppered with Castillo's biting humor and profound observations, which together constitute a blueprint for how we can become better readers, in several senses of that term.


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ISBN: 9780593489635
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Published: Viking - July 26th, 2022

A Horse at Night, by Amina Cain

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Cain follows her wonderful novel, Indelicacy, with a nonfictional look at what it means to live as a writer. As she grapples with the myriad challenges of being a literary artist, she offers meditations on craft that probe some of the biggest questions we ask of literature, and draws up a kind of blueprint for merging the writing and the life. Indeed, readers will relish the many fine moments warmly presented here.



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ISBN: 9781948980135
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Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - October 11th, 2022

Eros the Bittersweet, by Anne Carson

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The Dalkey Archives reissue of Carson's outstanding study is as much a major literary event as its initial publication in 1986 was. Carson, a poet, playwright, translator, and classics scholar, delves deep into Ancient Greek literature--primarily Sappho's writings--to illuminate the abiding mysteries of love and desire. Combining research, imagination, and her inimitable flare, Carson dissects words, phrases, fragments, and whole poems, creating not just a masterpiece of literary criticism, but an essay that is itself a work of art.


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By Anne Carson, Sandra Newman (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781628973860
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - August 9th, 2022