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Alan Felsenthal and Peter Cole discuss Harold Bloom’s “Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles: The Power of the Reader’s Mind over a Universe of Death”

Venerated critic Harold Bloom’s final book “Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles: The Power of the Reader’s Mind over a Universe of Death” is discussed by the poets...

Garth Greenwell: Cleanness

Garth Greenwell discusses seeking human truths by writing into an abyss, and his new novel Cleanness.

Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett pushes questions of race and color to their extremes in her new novel, The Vanishing Half.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore: “The Freezer Door”

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s new book “The Freezer Door” explores the idea of radical visions not predicated on dominant forms.

Jen Craig: “Panthers and the Museum of Fire”

Jen Craig discusses writing “Panthers and the Museum of Fire,” a short and expansive book that feels immense, rich and complex.

Charles Baxter: ‘The Sun Collective’

The eerie realism of Charles Baxter reaches an apotheosis in his new novel, “The Sun Collective.”

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