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Posts Tagged ‘Deborah Eisenberg’

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recommended reading: benefit for PEN America, featuring Edward Albee, Deborah Eisenberg, and others…

Come one, come all to Global Correspondence: A Benefit Reading for PEN America When: February 24 @ 7 pm Where: Cooper Union’s Great Hall (7 East 7th St, NYC) Who: André Aciman, Edward Albee, Anthony Appiah, Lydia Davis, Deborah Eisenberg, Nathan Englander, Janet Malcolm, Francine Prose, Sarah Ruhl, and more Tickets are $15/$12 for students and PEN members. $50 tickets include a wine and cheese reception to follow. Click here to buy tickets. RSVP or invite others on Facebook. PEN America is a literary journal published by PEN, an organization dedicated to defending human rights and works around the globe. […]

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How It Feels to Get There: Reading Deborah Eisenberg's Twilight of the Superheroes with Charles Baxter's The Art of Subtext

Quite early on in The Art of Subtext, Charles Baxter gives a tongue-in-cheek suggestion for a compelling story: “give the character exactly what s/he wants, and see what happens.” In Eisenberg’s stories, having what one wants is an unexpectedly fraught condition.