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Emily VanDerWerff


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Emily Todd VanDerWerff is the Critic at Large for Vox. Before that, she was the TV Editor for The A.V. Club. Before that, she worked at a bunch of newspapers.
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Something That May Shock and Discredit You
Daniel Mallory Ortberg - Feb 11, 2020
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From the writer of Slate’s “Dear Prudence” column comes a witty and clever collection of essays and cultural observations spanning pop culture—from the endearingly popular to the staggeringly obscure.Sometimes you just have to yell. New York Times bestselling author of Texts from Jane Eyre Daniel M. Lavery publishing as Daniel Mallory Ortberg has m...
Emily VanDerWerff
Jan 17, 2020
I read @daniel_m_lavery's new book late last year, and I LOVED IT SO MUCH. It's perhaps the best book I've ever read about Being Trans without getting all hung up on theory bullshit. Buy here: My review here:      source
Kristin Lavransdatter
The Bridal Wreath; The Mistress of Husaby; The Cross
Sigrid Undset - Jun 27, 1951 (first published in 1920)
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"The finest historical novel our 20th century has yet produced; indeed it dwarfs most of the fiction of any kind that Europe has produced in the last twenty years."-- Contemporary Movements in European Literature, edited by William Rose and J. Isaacs"As a novel it must be ranked with the greatest the world knows today." -- Montreal Star"Sigrid Unds...
Emily VanDerWerff
Sep 13, 2019
Holy hell, the way time passes in this book, like it's slipping through the characters' fingers! Undset darts among all of their perspectives so deftly too. I am about halfway done, and this might end up one of my favorite books.      source