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The Weekend Read

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    ‘Stardust’ Author Neil Gaiman Answers the Question Every Author Hates to HearThe author of Stardust on where those fantastical notions come from.
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    Jane Austen, Teenage Know-It-AllA taste of Jane Austen, in Anne Hathaway’s honor.
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    Sick of Harry Potter? So Are These GuysClassic Harry Potter takedowns.
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    Nothing Sounds More Insincere Than a Parrot Speaking FrenchElizabeth McCracken’s “The House of the Two Three-Legged Dogs.”
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    Ann Patchett, Los Angeles Police Recruit?Ann Patchett is the author of one of the best novels we’ve read in the past five years, Bel Canto, as well as the lovely memoir Truth & Beauty and the upcoming novel Run. So when we heard about her short essay in The Washington Post Magazine, “The Wall,” our first response was surprise that such a gentle and funny writer once attempted to qualify for the Los Angeles Police Academy.
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    Finding God in Love and DeathA year ago Christian Wiman, a brilliant poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, was diagnosed with incurable cancer on his 39th birthday. His short memoir “Gazing Into the Abyss” appears in the current issue of The American Scholar, and Wiman’s writing is remarkable for both its toughness in the face of difficult times and its vulnerability to the power of deep emotion.
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    ‘To All Intents and Purposes I Would Say I’m Probably Relatively Insane.’
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    Woody Allen Addresses the Perils of Lusty Time Travel
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    ‘In a Life Filled With Mistakes, This Is One I Don’t Need’
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    Does Maaza Mengiste Deserve to Be Your Literary Idol?
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    That Kid in the Cancer Ward Is Kind of Cute
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    ‘Stop the Presses: Fat Alcoholic Once Attempted Moustache’
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    Horror and Hope in a Russian School
  15. apropos of nothing
    The Elephant in the Room
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    ‘Any Life, Examined This Way, Looks Ludicrous’