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“Though I am a great admirer of Dashiell Hammett, for instance, I think that the widespread tendency to use short sentences in fiction is rather impoverishing and boring. To convey a complex or nuanced idea it is often necessary to use long sentences. This means—to a certain extent—that complex and nuanced ideas have been almost banished from literary fiction.” Gabriel Don interviews Javier Mariás.

Craig Finn made a playlist for Adam Wilson’s What’s Important is Feeling.

Dusted’s Ben Donnelly on Neneh Cherry’s new album Blank Project.

Isaac Fitzgerald interviews five writers about Twitter fiction.

Jamie Iredell talked with The Believer Logger.

There is a new issue of The Agriculture Reader coming soon.

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