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Lost & Found: Francine Prose

In today’s Lost & Found from our vaults, Francine Prose gives us one more thing to be thankful for: the otherworldly work of master storyteller Andrei Platonov.  Prose’s take on The Fierce and Beautiful World first appeared in our 2006 International Issue. I spent the first part of last summer reading The Fierce and Beautiful [...]

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Lost & Found: Michelle Wildgen

All cookbooks should include Lillian Hellman.

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Lost & Found: Tommy Wallach

In our younger and more vulnerable years, Tommy Wallach wrote a Lost & Found that we’ve been turning over in our minds ever since.  Here’s his read on Zelda Fitzgerald’s Save Me the Waltz and its author’s curious place in literary consciousness. F. Scott Fitzgerald is perhaps the most celebrated American author of the twentieth [...]

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Lost & Found: Robert Polito

Fix yourself a peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich in honor of today’s Lost and Found.  We’re venturing back to Tin House’s third issue for Robert Polito’s read on Priscilla, Elvis and Me by Michael Edwards. Inadvertence—ordinarily the predilection of surrealists and cranks—also spikes the most plangent as-told-to books and celebrity (or almost-celebrity) memoirs.  Remove [...]

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Lost & Found: Brian DeLeeuw

In honor of Halloween, we’re fathoming the dark netherworld of one of pop culture’s spookiest phenomena: Céline Dion and the fans that love her. Brian DeLeeuw plays Virgil for our Lost & Found sojourn into Carl Wilson’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste.  Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. [...]

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Lost & Found: Steve Almond

Steve Almond sings the praises of Francois Camoin’s Like Love, but Not Exactly in today’s Lost & Found from the vault.  Since this piece first appeared in 2006, Camoin has published a new book, April, May, and So on, which you can find through our friends at Powell’s here. I have, over the past five years [...]

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Lost & Found: Katie Arnold-Ratliff

In today’s Lost & Found, Katie Arnold-Ratliff considers two memoirs of life in the 1%–Better Than Sane by Alison Rose and A Mother’s Story by Gloria Vanderbilt–and her relationship with both authors.  For more of Katie’s writing, check out her debut novel, Bright Before Us. In April 1996, the New Yorker published an article entitled [...]

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Lost & Found: Robert Gray

In celebration of the spirit of occupation, today’s Lost & Found features Robert Gray on A Humument, Tom Phillips’s repossession of a forsaken Victorian novel.  Since this piece was originally published in 2004, A Humument has continued to evolve.  For the latest on the project (there’s a Humument app in the works!) and images of [...]

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Lost & Found: A. N. Devers

With the release of Fantastic Women: 18 Tales of the Surreal and the Sublime from Tin House, we’ve been thinking about women writers who don’t just push the envelope, but rip it apart and make it anew.  This week’s L&F features two writers capable of such magic: Tin House author A.N. Devers and her subject, [...]

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Lost & Found: Elissa Schappell

Whence this fragrance wafting through the air?  Why, from this week’s Lost & Found from the vault.  Today, we’ve followed our noses to Elissa Schappell’s  take on Essence and Alchemy by Mandy Aftel.  For an even stronger hit of Elissa’s ambrosial prose, check out her new book, Blueprints for Building Better Girls.  We confess we [...]

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Lost & Found: Jonathan Dee

It was a busy weekend for Jonathan Dee. On Saturday night, he took home the prestigious St. Francis College Literary Prize for his novel, The Privileges. Sunday saw him talking existentialism and alienation on an author panel at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Now he’s here on the blog. In this week’s Lost & Found from [...]

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Lost & Found: Justin Taylor

In each issue of Tin House, our Lost & Found section champions books that have been waylaid or misshelved, overlooked or underdogged.  Every Monday, we’ll be going through our vault to bring you the best of Lost & Found here on the blog. We kick things off this week with Justin Taylor on Stephen King’s [...]

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LOST & FOUND: On David Halberstam’s The Breaks of The Game

I wrote this Lost & Found piece for our “Games People Play” theme issue (on newsstands now!) right on the brink of the season. The playoffs start this weekend, and if you followed the NBA this year, you’ll know life hasn’t gotten any easier. (If you’re not familiar with my agony, please scroll down for [...]

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JC Hallman: Kenneth Patchen’s The Journal of Albion Moonlight

J.C. Hallman’s anthology, The Story About The Story, collects essays that approach book criticism from a personal angle. One of his favorite venues for that sort of thing is Tin House‘s own “Lost and Found” section. In our most recent issue (Hope/Dread), Hallman writes about encountering Kenneth Patchen’s The Journal of Albion Moonlight. I had [...]

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