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Chronicling the Non-Event: Anton Chekhov and the Short Story

Chekhov is engaging with an underlying, rumbling, non-event that pervades life and yet is nearly always blithely ignored. His stories move us in their ability to excavate this subterranean, haunting static that informs all experience.

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'The Art of Confession' Ties Together Threads of Performance

Scholar Christopher Grobe crafts a series of individually satisfying case studies, then shows the strong threads between confessional poetry, performance art, and reality television, with stops along the way.

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Jean Giono's Slim 'Melville' Belies the Depths Within

Giono's quirky tale about Herman Melville reminds us that fiction can help us better understand reality.

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An Otherworldly Vision: 'Milton and the Making of Paradise Lost'

William Poole manages to deliver a spectacularly structured, tightly written, and captivating addition to literary studies.

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