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Breaking point: is the writing on the wall for the paragraph?
If paragraphs continue to shrink at their current rate, they’ll soon cease to exist altogether. Should we care?

http://www.theguardian.com/media/mind-your-language/2015/may/22/breaking-point-is-the-writing-on-the-wall-for-the-paragraph
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Tuesdays with Zinsser
BY MARK SINGER

"Our first imperative was to eliminate 'clutter,' which Bill regarded as 'the disease of American writing.'”

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/tuesday-with-zinsser
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William Zinsser, Author of ‘On Writing Well,’ Dies at 92

William Zinsser, a writer, editor and teacher whose book “On Writing Well” sold more than 1.5 million copies by employing his own literary craftsmanship to urge clarity, simplicity, brevity and humanity, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 92.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/arts/william-zinsser-author-of-on-writing-well-dies-at-92.html?emc=edit_tnt_20150513&nlid=14533877&tntemail0=y&_r=0
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Why Kim Kardashian Can’t Write Good

Essay-level writing as a basic skill is no longer the norm. Speaking is, however, and that style has influenced our writing. Get over it, grammarians.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/10/why-kim-kardashian-can-t-write-good.html
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Stories We Can’t See
Tim Parks

“What do we see when we read (other than the words on the page)?” asks Peter Mendelsund in a welcome and fascinating new book. Or more precisely, “What do we picture in our minds?”

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2015/may/05/stories-we-cant-see/
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What Happened: A Look at Joseph Heller’s Forgotten Novel

"THE MOST CRIMINALLY OVERLOOKED great novel of the past half century is a book called Something Happened, which this year celebrates the 40th anniversary of its publication..."

http://lareviewofbooks.org/review/what-happened-a-look-at-joseph-hellers-forgotten-novel
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Man Booker International prize 2015: the finalists speak

"From cultivating spices in India and talking to owls in South Africa to finding ‘fun in hell’ in Hungary and writing Dadaist fairy tales in Argentina, the 10 contenders tell us about the diverse lives and ambitions which have brought them to global attention..."

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/13/man-booker-international-prize-2015-the-finalists-speak
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In Defense of Technology

As products and services advance, plenty of nostalgists believe that certain elements of humanity have been lost. One contrarian argues that being attached to one’s iPhone is a godsend.

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/andrew-ohagan-technology/
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E-books Go Out of Fashion As Book Sales Revive

U.K. bookstores report increased demand for physical books

http://time.com/3661173/book-sales-increase-ereaders-slump/?xid=fbshare
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When Black Writers Were Public Enemy No. 1
Decades before today’s tensions between black communities and the police, J. Edgar Hoover’s ghostreaders targeted literary legends as dangerous dissidents.
By WILLIAM J. MAXWELL


Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/04/fbi-black-writers-117512.html#ixzz3Z2z37iAl
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Trollope Trending
Why he’s still the novelist of the way we live now.
BY ADAM GOPNIK

"The fun of Trollope lies in his endless multiplicity: people who like “Rachel Ray” turn to “The Three Clerks,” and fans of “The Three Clerks” ask their friends about “Orley Farm.” Yet, beyond saying that his writing feels like life, it’s hard to say just how he works his magic—and a little digging shows that a sense of Trollope as a slightly guilty pleasure has been around since people started reading him..."

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/04/trollope-trending
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