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Morning Bites: OWS poetry, Bookish bad boys, Dyer in Queens, Beethoven’s letter, and more

A great video of poetry being read at Occupy Wall Street is up at Coldfront featuring folks like Justin Taylor and Kendra Grant Malone.

  • Kingsley Amis!  Martin Amis!  Lord Byron!  And other literary bad boys at Flavorwire.
  • An excerpt from Jason Heller’s forthcoming Taft 2012.

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Indexing: Dispatches from Occupy, Alex Shakar, Lauren Beukes, The Metaphysical Club, grunge books, and much more

A roundup of things consumed by our editors. 

Tobias Carroll
Mostly: this week’s involved reading coverage of Occupy Wall Street, whether up-t0-the-minute reporting on protests and arrests or the essays by Jeff Sharlet and Sarah Leonard in the latest issue of Bookforum. Sharlet’s omnipresence in my Twitter feed (and my already-high opinion of his writing) has also had the side effect of prompting me to pick up his essay collection Sweet Heaven When I Die. Between that and John Jeremiah Sullivan’s Pulphead, which I’m reading now, I suspect I’ll be meeting my recommended monthly allowance of smart writings on politics and culture. Continue reading

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Morning Bites: Saving the OWS library, Will Hermes, what Jenny Slate reads, what happened to Lolita, and more

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At Salon: How Jami Attenberg (and friends) tried to help rescue the OWS library.

  • Another excerpt from Will Hermes’s fantastic Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years That Changes Music Forever.

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