Tag: sigrid nunez

  • Beautiful Sentences: Sigrid Nunez

    In the news: Thirty-two million adult Americans can’t read. The potential audience for poetry has shrunk by two-thirds since 1992. A “rent-burdened” woman worrying how she’s going to survive in New York City decides to try writing a novel (“and that’s going well”). Sigrid Nunez, The Friend.

  • Beautiful Sentences: Sigrid Nunez

    If reading really does increase empathy, as we are constantly being told that it does, it appears that writing takes some away. Sigrid Nunez, The Friend.

  • 2018 in reading

    I’ve noticed that over the past few years, the number of books I’ve read each year has been in steady decline. This year I read just 67 books (which, I suppose is still a fair amount). My favorite reads for the year, in alphabetical order, were: Best American Short Stories 2018 edited by Roxane Gay and…