Reading Recommendations

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    In the Dream House

    Machado’s writing is clever, poetic at times, and sharp when it needs to be. The structure of her memoir in very short chapters is the perfect vehicle to tell both a personal tale and dissect the mechanism inherent in the…

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    What You Have Heard Is True

    What You Have Heard Is True by Carolyne Forché is one of these books everyone should read. Even if you normally don’t read memoirs. Even if you’re not that interested in repression and resistance.  I chose this book because I’d…

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    La Chambre Claire 2018

    The Best Short Prose Published Online in 2018 According to Claire  There were stories I loved that I didn’t include. There were probably stories I would have loved, had I read them. So the list below is non-exhaustive and unfinished,…

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    Black Dogs

    I’m reading Black Dogs from Ian McEwan, trying to proceed slow, be attentive; his prose deserves it. Still, I’m hurrying toward the scene in which the dogs will appear – not only the title, also the storyteller has promised me…

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    La carte et le terroir

    Ik lees La carte et le terroir, de nieuwe Houellebecq, want mijn lieve buurvrouw was zaterdag in de boekhandel en zag dat deze roman vervroegd was uitgebracht, schijnbaar vawege de massale staking vandaag, en kocht twee exemplaren. Ik heb pas…