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Nicholas Birns
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My National Book Critics Circle board voting choices include Gwin, Hoover, Muyumba, Devlin, Marmer, Fried.

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"Given Bolaño’s conceptualization of fascism as history and evil, fascists are the key foe. It is the ultimate enemy that through its menacing presence paradoxically enables true literature to forge critical links with the enlightenment project of political emancipation."
--Federico Finchelstein in new anthology of essays on Roberto Bolaño published by Bloomsbury and edited by Juan E. De Castro along with myself. When Federico wrote this 18 moths ago, he had no idea how much of a tract for the times he was composing.

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If you want to read Ben Okri, Amos Oz, Edwidge Danticat, and Banana Yoshimoto, take my Global Short Story class at NYU next semester! https://www.sps.nyu.edu/professional-pathways/topics/humanities/literature/LITR1-CE9958-the-global-short-story.html

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