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Which Creates Better Writers: An MFA Program or New York City?

'MFA vs NYC' investigates the relationship between creativity and collectivity

The most important question of this collection of essays isn't related to its central binary so much as to the broader question of how we consider the relationship between creativity and collectivity.

 

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Why Is Robert Gates Angry?

The former Defense Secretary: Indignant, effective, and often wrong.

Robert Gates was one of the most effective secretaries of defense in recent history. He was also one of the most restraineduntil now.

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A psychologist explains why a little bit of narcissism may be good for you.

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A new book explores the man behind the recluse in the woods.

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The 150-Year Hunt for the Great American Novel

And why we need literary scholarship to reunite with literary criticism

Why literary scholarship should reunite with literary criticism. 

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George Eliot may have been born in the last year of George III’s reign, but her life story reads like a 1970s feminist coming-of-age tale.

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Would readers be better off plumbing Wikipedia?

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The wary silence surrounding Amazon has ended up forcing a small handful of voices to serve as mouthpieces for the industry at large.

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You may love these authors, but boy oh boy are these books doozies. 

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