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05 – Oct – 2010

In Uncategorized on October 5, 2010 at 2:58 PM
  1. On revolutions, hierarchies and social networks – Malcolm Gladwell espouses hierarchy to bring about revolution rather than the chaotic and generally disorganized networks – Culture – 4300 words – New Yorker
  2. Retranslating Madame Bovary – Lydia Davis on her thoughts on retranslating and translation in general – Books – 800 words – Paris Review
  3. Against MFA / Programme Literature – A long meditation on the shortfalls of MFA programs – Books – 8400 words – London Review of Books
  4. More on MFA – A student of MFA discussed the debate over at the Rumpus. The bestsellers have no MFA degrees but New Yorker’s best 20 under 40 has many MFA – Books – 2300 words – The Rumpus
  5. Even more on MFA – More power to Elif Batuman says this piece (The comments are the real gems) – Books – 2700 words – The Millions
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