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February 27, 2005

For Those of You Not Watching the Oscars...

by Ron Hogan

...and living close enough to KGB to get there tonight, John Haskell will be reading an excerpt (maybe that one, maybe not) from American Purgatorio, a novel which Benjamin Kunkel recently told Nation readers has "achieved an authentic dark vision" and may be "the most Buddhist English-language novel I have read." And one more, just for good measure: "a thrilling quest poem in the indigenous form of a road novel."

I haven't read Haskell yet, though that review revitalizes my initial interest in doing so soon. And he'll be joined by Sam Lipsyte, reading from Home Land, which I (among many other bookbloggers) came to love last month.

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