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Rave Reviews for Tod Goldberg’s Gangsterland

Program director Tod Goldberg latest novel, Gangsterland, picked up rave reviews across the country this fall, including starred reviews in Booklist, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly and, to close out the year, a full page in the New York Times Book Review: For many of us, “The Godfather,” book or movie, ushered us into a second boyhood, teaching that the incorrigible vitality [...]

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Gina Frangello’s Year In Reading

Fiction & nonfiction professor Gina Frangello takes a look back on her year in reading in the latest edition of The Millions: “There are two kinds of decay: mine and everyone else’s.” This line occurs near the end of Sarah Manguso’sdeceptively slim tour de force on illness, mortality, and metaphor, The Two Kinds of Decay, and speaks to the book’s high [...]

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David Ulin Picks The Year’s Best

Nonfiction professor (and book critic for the Los Angeles Times) David Ulin selected his 10 favorite books of 2014 and also took a look back at the year that was in literature: What was the upshot of my year in reading — the ideas, the through lines that most stirred or provoked me in 2014? The dominant thread was what we [...]

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Anthony McCann’s THING MUSIC Selected As Best Of The Year

The Philadelphia Review of Books selected poetry professor Anthony McCann's most recent collection, Thing Music, one of 2014 best books of poetry.  There's an excellent piece by Anthony up now at the Poetry Society, "Mouth Guitar": These small gruntings I make while trying to get comfortable— they churn in the dust like more dust. But the pillows are finally stacked correctly [...]

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