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Culture, The Exhibitionist Literary Tradition Pays a Visit to S.F. with Launch Party for <i>Granta</i>

Literary Tradition Pays a Visit to S.F. with Launch Party for Granta

Literary magazine Granta is A Very Big Deal. (Writerly circles are sometimes okay with random capitalization.) Its contributors over the years include Sylvia Plath, Saul Bellow, Raymond Carver, and Milan Kundera. That the London-based quarterly has an event in San…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tradition Pays a Visit

Tradition Pays a Visit

Literary magazine Granta is A Very Big Deal. (Writerly circles are sometimes okay with random capitalization.) Its contributors over the years include Sylvia Plath, Saul Bellow, Raymond Carver, and Milan Kundera. That the London-based quarterly has an event in San…
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Film, Memory Loss

Memory Loss

In the superbly tacit chamber piece Away From Her, intolerable pressure is brought to bear on the 44-year marriage between a college professor and his homemaker spouse after she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Grant Andersson (played by veteran Canadian…
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Culture, Stage Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

When Cynthia Ozick writes, in her famous book-jacket blurb, that Alice Munro is "our Chekhov," she doesn't mean Munro's work will translate easily to the stage. In fact, I think she means almost the opposite: Munro has a patient, unenergetic,…
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