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  • '2666' by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer

    '2666' by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer
    2666 A Novel Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 898 pp., $30 There is an unwittingly funny passage in the Spanish edition of Ignacio Echevarría's introduction to "El Secreto del Mal," a still-...
  • Top 10 Twitter accounts for keeping up on hottest news

    By Seth Liss What's a good tweet? What can someone say in 140 characters or less that will make me want to keep reading? Some of my favorites are random thoughts usually reserved for the person you're sharing an elevator with, or, better yet, the...
  • Lost in translation

    Lost in translation
    By Michael Erard ords are the most familiar part of language, because it's words we're most conscious of learning and forgetting. Only certain words, though. Your word-of-the-day calendar will never list "the" or "but." You boast about knowing French...
  • Would Borges have been a fan of Wikipedia?

    Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges died in 1986, 15 years before Wikipedia was launched. Yet if he'd seen it, he probably would have liked it quite a bit. Denis Dutton, author of "The Art Instinct" (2008), has recently posted an......
  • At Havana bookstands, Harry Potter tops Che

    What are people reading at the mid-century mark of Cuba's revolution? "A lot of people are asking for Harry Potter," said Gabriel, a longtime book vendor, echoing other sellers at the sprawling outdoor book fair at the colonial Plaza de Armas. "They're...
  • A life runs backward

    A life runs backward
    F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," which forms the basis for the new David Fincher movie starring Brad Pitt, originally appeared in Collier's on May 27, 1922 (earlier the story had been rejected by Metropolitan), and was then...