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November 27, 2008

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100 Notable Books

The NYT’s annual booklist is out, in case you missed it.

(BTW, Rex’s annual list of lists is also in process.)

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Posted November 27, 2008 at 10:03 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Books, Writing & Such, Briefly Noted

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I was going to blog about this a few days ago, but: take a look at the "fiction and poetry" section of the NYT's 100. It contains five books of poetry:

  • Mary Jo Bang, Elegy

  • Juan Felipe Herrera, Half of the World in Light

  • Matthea Harvey, Modern Life

  • Clive James, Opal Sunset

  • August Kleinzahler, Sleeping It Off in Rapid City

Why are poetry and fiction grouped together? Does it skew the poems towards the novelistic?

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