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June 13, 2011
by Dan
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Jennifer Egan | Writers & Co.

Author Jennifer Egan discusses music, Proust and, of course, her Pulitzer Prize winning novel A Visit From the Goon Squad with Eleanor Wachtel for CBC Radio’s Writers & C0mpany: CBC RADIO WRITERS & Co. – Jennifer Egan The paperback cover for … Continue reading

April 6, 2011
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Midweek Miscellany

Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books by Paul Sloman, a 220-page overview of contemporary art, installation, and design created with and from books , published Gestalten. La Mémoire Retrouvée — Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare … Continue reading

May 21, 2010
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Proust

Open Book Toronto recently asked me to complete their version of the Proust Questionnaire. They have posted my answers — which include recommendations for Memories of the Future by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky and Colony by Hugo Wilcken (more of which at … Continue reading

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