Far-ranging remainders

  • Although Turkey halted its criminal prosecution of Orhan Pamuk for “insulting Turkishness,” several writers have brought a civil suit seeking damages — for what?, as the Literary Saloon says — against the author.
  • In a generally negative review of A.M. Homes’ This Book Will Save Your Live, Lev Grossman writes: “It’s carefully, maybe even elegantly constructed, and it trots along at a highly readable pace (good people at Viking, I would prefer it if you didn’t quote that last sentence in an ad).”


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