slate book review april 2013
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The Audio Book Club

The Audio Book Club on Going Clear

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April 5 2013 1:30 PMThe Curious Incidence of Dogs in PublishingIf kittens rule the Internet, why do puppies reign in print?
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April 5 2013 1:02 PMHow I Translated The Divine ComedyThe Inferno, Canto 5: Dante meets Paolo and Francesca.
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April 5 2013 1:00 PMHow I Translated The Divine ComedyAn introduction to the beauty, variety, and drive of Dante’s epic poem—plus three cantos from The Inferno.
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April 5 2013 12:00 PMThe Way of the Egghead Is HardAmerica’s complicated relationship with its brainiest citizens.
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April 5 2013 11:00 AMFirst We Stake ManhattanThe disorderly story of the perfectly orderly New York City street grid.
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April 5 2013 10:00 AMPerfect GameJohn Sexton on baseball and faith.
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April 5 2013 9:30 AMLittle Girl, Big CityA vibrant and whimsical all-ages adventure from an ambitious new cartoonist.
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April 5 2013 6:50 AMMeg Wolitzer and Sarah McGrathThe Slate Book Review author-editor interview.
The Completist
April 5 2013 5:45 AMI Read Everything Jane Austen Wrote, Several TimesHere are some of the many things I learned.
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April 5 2013 1:03 PMHow I Translated The Divine ComedyThe Inferno, Canto 26: Dante meets Ulysses.
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April 5 2013 1:01 PMHow I Translated The Divine ComedyThe Inferno, Canto 1: Dante enters Hell.
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April 5 2013 12:30 PMMad GirlsThe story of 20-year-old Sylvia Plath’s “real whirl” in 1953 Manhattan.
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April 5 2013 11:30 AMThanks but No Thanks but ThanksH.T. Tsiang’s self-published “American epic” The Hanging on Union Square is back and just as wonderfully bizarre as ever.
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April 5 2013 10:30 AMChauvinist PygmalionIn 18th century England, Thomas Day adopted a little girl and tried to mold her into the perfect wife.
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April 5 2013 9:30 AMThe Rise of the Airline StewardessThe iconic air hostess was also a trailblazer for feminist ideals.
Culturebox
April 5 2013 7:10 AMThesis HatementGetting a literature Ph.D. will turn you into an emotional trainwreck, not a professor.
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April 5 2013 6:30 AMMatilda at 25Roald Dahl’s bookish heroine is still an inspiration to the quiet girls.