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Alexandra Alter
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New York Times Books 11h
Mary Oliver was a phenomenon: a poet whose work sold strongly. She was on a par with Billy Collins, the former poet laureate of the United States, as one of the best-selling poets in the country.
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Literary Hub Jan 17
"Poetry isn't a profession, it's a way of life. It's an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that." RIP Mary Oliver, filler of baskets.
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Alexandra Alter Jan 17
Last year was a good one for many booksellers: sales at independent bookstores grew by five percent in 2018, and 95 new stores joined the American Booksellers Association via
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Alexandra Alter Jan 16
An intriguing analysis of those ubiquitous clogs "Ms. Martin compares the woman who dresses like her peer group to the bonobo ape: a female-dominant species that leaves its kin behind and bands together to form new communities to fend off male aggression."
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Alexandra Alter Jan 16
Replying to @HillaryKelly @vulture
it's such a smart (and funny) piece!
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Alexandra Alter Jan 16
"More than 150 years after Bovary breathed her last, the market is flush with psychopathic she-beasts and irredeemably miserable vipers." This is a great essay on why villainous female protagonists have become super boring. via
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Parul Sehgal Jan 15
Wrote about the "new" Plath story + literary mothers + apprenticeships
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New York Times Books Jan 13
"What is patriarchy, after all, but a con being run on all genders, whispering to both victims and beneficiaries that any suffering they experience is for their own good?" weighs in on Sophie Mackintosh's "The Water Cure."
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Pamela Paul Jan 12
Rare billionaire novelist
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Alexandra Alter Jan 12
Thank you!
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Jonah Bromwich 👾 Jan 12
Here's and my story on MacKenzie Bezos:
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Connor Ennis Jan 11
"After a brief discussion of the underrated charm of celery, talk turned, as it tends to these days, to the Trump administration, then, less predictably, to serial killers. It was time for the next course." attends a literary dinner party
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Charles Finch Jan 11
I believe we may have 2019's "flowers bursting from a single point" (that is: book cover trend)
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Alexandra Alter Jan 8
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Alexandra Alter Jan 4
Equal parts fascinating and terrifying
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Jason Gay Jan 3
New York Review of Books already did this
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Alexandra Alter Jan 3
I loved this review
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Michael Barbaro Jan 1
The president uses his global book-promoting platform to promote a single kind of book: those that praises him, written by allies. Not novels. Not histories. Not poetry.
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New York Times Books Jan 1
"Samanta Schweblin's true ancestor could only be David Lynch; her tales are woven out of dread, doubles and confident loose ends."
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Motoko Rich Dec 29
Prepare for a blizzard of Great Gatsby fan fic. Classics emerging from copyright
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