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Learning Not to Love

Learning Not to Love

Making fun of millennials is all kinds of fish-in-a-barrel fun. Their creepy,...

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English Teacher X: Peace in the Middle East?

English Teacher X: Peace in the Middle East?

You’d think American workers could get some scraps off the table of globalism....

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Slapstick in the Indie Press

Slapstick in the Indie Press

For novelists who aren’t already famous, self-publishing looks better all the...

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Derbyshire’s Epic

Derbyshire’s Epic

I can’t argue: it does look a little strange for one of a publication’s...

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Halfway to Daring

Halfway to Daring

The great comic novelist Kingsley Amis was blamed for damaging the Angry Young Man...

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Tao Lin: Who Needs Libel?

Tao Lin: Who Needs Libel?

If I could get up the stomach to investigate particularly pretentious authors the...

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Pardon Me, Gents: Of Quintus Curtius

Pardon Me, Gents: Of Quintus Curtius

It’s taken me a few weeks to work up the gall to write about the pseudonymous...

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Philistines, Arise!

Philistines, Arise!

Have you heard that big, bad Amazon is destroying the book industry? To be more...

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Alain Finkielkraut vs. the End of Civility

Alain Finkielkraut vs. the End of Civility

If I were in Paris this week, I’d be looking for a nice mosque to hide under. In...

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Please, No More Screaming Orgasms

Please, No More Screaming Orgasms

One shouldn’t let oneself get too excited by book reviews. There are many bad...

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Dystopia Lives!

Dystopia Lives!

The old “men don’t read fiction” saw is making the rounds of the publishing...

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The Terror of a Would-Be Wanker

The Terror of a Would-Be Wanker

Only an adolescent, overgrown or otherwise, thinks that all his friends are...

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Get Off My Lawn and Go Read a Book

Get Off My Lawn and Go Read a Book

Being neither rocket-scientist material nor chipper by temperament, I have never...

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Sergeant Samuel Finlay: Shot and Not Heard

Sergeant Samuel Finlay: Shot and Not Heard

I was raised Catholic, so no matter how my soul yearns to be free of piety, I have...

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