Tag Archives: Jennifer Egan

How to Read Literature Like a Thirsty Linguist (I)

I wanted to spice things up at book club. So I picked up (er, downloaded) a copy of How to Read Literature Like a Professor (2003). In it, Thomas C. Foster, a professor at the University of Michigan, Flint, gives … Continue reading

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The Pulitzer Prize for Hypertext

Each year, the Pulitzer Prize committee supposedly bestows an award for distinguished fiction that deals with American life. But to my mind, this year’s committee bestowed an award for distinguished hypertext that demonstrates why we must read fiction in the … Continue reading

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Listening to Bears Fans. Reading the Goon Squad.

Where I come from, you can call your football team Da Bears. When the mayor retires after 21 years, you can print a headline proclaiming Da End. But where I live now, adults don’t pronounce things this way, although kids … Continue reading

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