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Thorne Webb Dreyer and Sarito Carol Neiman : Bon Voyage, Doctor Keister

Dr. Stephen R. Keister, 1921-2012.Dr. Stephen R. Keister, 1921-2012:Bon Voyage, Doctor Keister By Thorne Webb Dreyer and Sarito Carol Neiman / The Rag Blog / April 12, 2012 It seems the cancer always wins! Tomorrow I go to the Manchester … finish reading Thorne Webb Dreyer and Sarito Carol Neiman : Bon Voyage, Doctor Keister

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Tom Miller : Moving West, Writing East

Welcoming Arizona rattlesnake: “Cowboys amble” — and, well, “snakes slither.”Moving West, writing East:The life of a writer in the Southwestof the 1960s and ’70sBy Tom Miller | The Rag Blog | April 12, 2012 I moved west to escape the … finish reading Tom Miller : Moving West, Writing East

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LITERATURE / ‘Punto Final’ : ‘Adios’ to Monsivais and Saramago

Carlos Monsivais (top), and Jose Saramago. Photos from el idiota de la familia, top, and La Nousfera.Left writers as endangered species:Adios to Carlos Monsivais and Jose Saramago By John Ross / The Rag Blog / July 3, 2010 MEXICO CITY … finish reading LITERATURE / ‘Punto Final’ : ‘Adios’ to Monsivais and Saramago

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Dick J. Reavis : Something Missing at Texas Writers’ Festival?

“The Texican.” Painting © Mike Aston /mikeastonart.com .Artaud and Arizona:Tempest at Texas Observer’s writers’ fest By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog / May 5, 2010 This weekend a startling email come to my inbox and to those of … finish reading Dick J. Reavis : Something Missing at Texas Writers’ Festival?

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Gregg Barrios: Human Mother Beasts : Tales from Young Souls

Image from the San Antonio Current.Human mother beasts:Tales from the young soulsIn San Antonio’s Southton By Gregg Barrios / The Rag Blog / March 2, 2010 “Rid the streets of the poet / to whom the doors are locked.” There … finish reading Gregg Barrios: Human Mother Beasts : Tales from Young Souls

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Book Ends : Writers Salinger and Zinn Made a Difference

“The Man in the Books,” by Andre Martins de Barros / Found Shit.Two writers who changed us:J. D. Salinger and Howard ZinnBy Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / January 29, 2010 It is impossible to predict whose writing … finish reading Book Ends : Writers Salinger and Zinn Made a Difference

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Author of ‘Writing Down the Bones’ Visits Austin

Natalie Goldberg and Bookwoman’s Susan Post. Photo: Alice Embree.Natalie Goldberg Visits AustinBy Alice Embree / The Rag Blog / April 5, 2009 Natalie Goldberg was in Austin on April Fools’ Day promoting her book, Old Friend from Far Away, The … finish reading Author of ‘Writing Down the Bones’ Visits Austin

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The Late Great Molly Ivins : What Would She Think?

Carlton Carl and Elna Christopher hug beside a portrait of Molly Ivins, during a memorial service for the late columnist and political sage, on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, in Austin. Photo by Rodolfo Gonzalez / AP.After Barack Obama’s 2004 speech … finish reading The Late Great Molly Ivins : What Would She Think?

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The Passing of John Updike : Baseball, Misogynism and Literary Brilliance

Called ‘kaleidoscopically gifted’ and ‘an American Balzac,’ John Updike died Tuesday, Jan. 27, of lung cancer at the age of 76. Many have tagged him the most important literary figure of our time. By Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog … finish reading The Passing of John Updike : Baseball, Misogynism and Literary Brilliance

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Harold Pinter and Eartha Kitt : Artists and Rebels

Both lived long, productive, exciting lives and went out celebrated by their peers and countless fans; none of us could reasonably ask for more than they wrung out of life. By Chris Thompson / December 26, 2008 See ‘Remembering Nobel … finish reading Harold Pinter and Eartha Kitt : Artists and Rebels

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BOOKS / Edward Carpenter : A Life of Liberty and Love

A Pioneer’s Life Richly Rendered:Sheila Rowbotham offers the comprehensive, critical, contextualized biography Edward Carpenter deserves. By Doug Ireland Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and LoveBy Sheila Rowbotham / Verso / 565 pages, $39.95. When Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) broke free … finish reading BOOKS / Edward Carpenter : A Life of Liberty and Love

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Studs Terkel : A People’s Journalist Passes

‘For Studs, listening was a craft, deeply studied and deliberately honed.’By Bruce Shapiro / November 1, 2008 When I was a student in Chicago in the late 1970s, Studs Terkel’s daily radio interview programs on WFMT were my morning seminars. … finish reading Studs Terkel : A People’s Journalist Passes

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