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  • On Food

    The Gift of Hunger

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    The first time I cooked for him, it was the height of August. The meal was very simple: a salad; a pasta; some peaches I roasted and served with ice cream. Nothing special. And he seemed to like it okay. But the writing was on the wall: this was a man who ate to live, and not the other way round.

    For some of us, this is unthinkable. I am always plotting my next meal, mulling over my last, calculating my degree of appetite. Those days when illness robs me of hunger are among my most hopeless. I remember food scenes in movies and books better than others. The city is mentally mapped by cookies and hamburgers; noodle stands are my landmarks; a trip is an opportunity to eat new things, and work up an appetite, and try more. Read More

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  • On the Shelf

    Didactic Seuss, and Other News

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  • If Dr. Seuss books were titled according to their subtexts, they would be harder to read.
  • Conversely, can you ID these books from their phantom covers? It’s nearly impossible!
  • A cache of Robert Burns manuscripts and letters has been discovered—a major find.
  • The 2013 Yale Writers’ Conference is now accepting applications. Je Banach will lead a seminar on literary discourse; visiting faculty includes Tom Perrotta, Susan Orlean, and ZZ Packer.
  • “By all means be experimental, but let the reader be part of the experiment.” Sebald’s writing tips, compiled by his students.
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