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The Fearsome Captain Underpants, and Other News

September 25, 2013 | by

Captain Underpants

  • Herewith, the most-challenged books of 2013. Leading the pack is Captain Underpants.
  • Virgule, pilcrow, and other extinct punctuation.
  • “You can imagine a modern-day Charlotte Brontë writing embarrassing confessional scenes about masturbation, Lena Dunham–style, or a bit like Sheila Heti—and not understanding why other people found it all a bit much.” Moira Redmond on sex scenes that might have been
  • Lady Antonia Fraser has resigned from the Man Booker advisory committee following their announcement that the prize is going international.
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