Indie Next List

www.indiebound.org/indie-next-list

Book recommendations from a community of independent booksellers from across the U.S. (including my local indie bookstore here in Milwaukee). A new list each month, plus specialty lists for book clubs and kids.

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Literary Data Analysis

Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve: And Other Experiments in Literature - Ben Blatt

longreads.com/2017/03/21/literature-by-the-numbers

Fascinating. Also, I now recognize a graduate project of mine on D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf’s use of the word “pure” to be a stab at data analysis, though the goal of the project shifted to something more manageable to me.

 

And, coincidence, I’m currently reading Nabokov.

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"Smugmush in the Art Bar," by Mark Halliday

www.pleiadesmag.com/smugmush-in-the-art-bar-by-mark-halliday

A hilarious takedown of a certain kind of poem published in a certain kind of literary venue. (Also a great exercise in tone.) This made me feel better about the fact that any given poet friend of mine writes more interesting stuff than what typically gets published in Big Name Magazines via “connections.”

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"Smugmush in the Art Bar," by Mark Halliday