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Reading War and Peace

Live Blogging War and Peace: Gemstones and Trash

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a weekly series of blog posts by Steven Axelrod, a writer reflecting on Leo Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece, War and Peace, a monumental journey of a novel that he has embarked on completing this winter. And so we come to the Napoleonic Wars. The great divide between Parts One […]

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Live Blogging War and Peace: Scenes and Scenery

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a weekly series of blog posts by Steven Axelrod, a writer reflecting on Leo Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece, War and Peace, a monumental journey of a novel that he has embarked on completing this winter. “Don’t make a scene,” my wife used to say to me. Odd remark to direct […]

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Loving Lit Mags: Ralph Lombreglia

In August, we publish Paper Dreams: Writers and Editors on the American Literary Magazine, a compilation of the continued history and conversations of the people who love new and interesting literature so much they spend their lives dedicated to sharing it with the world. But before we make history, it is only polite to introduce […]

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Loving Lit Mags: Laura van den Berg and G.C. Waldrep

In August, we publish Paper Dreams: Writers and Editors on the American Literary Magazine, a collective history and conversations of the people who love new and interesting literature so much they spend their lives dedicated to sharing it with the world. But before we make history, it is only polite to introduce you to the […]

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The Murky Art: an interview with Dan Cafaro, publisher of literary fiction

Being a publisher of literary fiction can sometimes draw a big question mark for a variety of reasons. What is “literary fiction” exactly, and who are the snobs that get to choose what it is? It’s easy to find ourselves in some dark waters once we try sorting “good” from “bad” fiction according to plot […]

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Loving Lit Mags: Benjamin Samuel

In August, we publish Paper Dreams: Writers and Editors on the American Literary Magazine, a compilation of the continued history and conversations of the people who love new and interesting literature so much they spend their lives dedicated to sharing it with the world. But before we make history, it is only polite to introduce […]

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