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Trashy Lit

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When I was in high school, I’d spend my weekends rummaging through the book swap at the local dump, convinced that one man’s litter was another man’s literature.

 

The books were housed in an old musty shed under a large sign that said Free Books, which I liked to think of as a command – all those trapped classics staring at me like puppies at the pound.

April 9, 2015 | Ben Berman

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Behind the Scenes at #Muse15: Intern Edition

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Muse season! The big event is right around the corner. I’m ashamed to say that I’m an English major who has lived in Boston for the past 4 years and this is the first time I’ll be attending (working?) the Muse and the Marketplace conference. However, as a GrubStreet intern, I’ve jumped into the Muse scene in a big way this year.

March 27, 2015 | Grub Intern

All The Muse That's Fit to Print Amusements Intern Desk News From the Muse

Lit Link Loves: Our Internet Faves 3/16/15 Muse 2015 Edition

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Once every few weeks or so we’ll feature our favorite literary links. This week, we're choosing links to fun events at the Muse and the Marketplace 2015. But as ever, we promise:  You’ll laugh. You’ll laugh some more. You may ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

Get To Know Boston's Literary Cultural District:

March 16, 2015 | Info

All The Muse That's Fit to Print Amusements News From the Muse

Lit Link Loves: Our Internet Faves 3/2/15

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Once every few weeks or so we’ll feature our favorite literary links. You’ll laugh. You’ll laugh some more. You may ponder. You won’t get any writing done. 


From the Los Angeles Review of Books:

Walk Boston With David Foster Wallace

March 2, 2015 | Info

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On Shoveling: A Modest Proposal*

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Studies have shown that the abstracted mind is an agile and creative mind. Scientists have found that when we distract ourselves from our work, we arrive at solutions and inspiration. The way to creativity, their experimentations suggest, lies through tasks that take us momentarily from our work and allow our minds to wander.

We might conclude, then, that New Englanders are poised to claim the title of Most Creative of Americans by virtue of the time they have been required of late to spend away from their jobs and family and recreations in order to shovel snow

February 25, 2015 | Henriette Lazaridis

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