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WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
http://www.granta.com/ 
Since 1979, the year of its rebirth, Granta has published many of the world’s finest writers tackling some of the world’s most important subjects, from intimate human experiences to the large public and political events that have shaped our lives. “Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story, both in fiction and non-fiction, and the story’s supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real. As the Observer wrote of Granta: ‘In its blend of memoirs and photojournalism, and in its championing of contemporary realist fiction, Granta has its face pressed firmly against the window, determined to witness the world.’

BEST OF WEB
The Wayward Essay
‘The Fun Stuff,’ by James Wood, and More
By PARUL SEHGAL
“Personality is the essayist’s “most dangerous and delicate tool,” Virginia Woolf wrote. It’s also the most tempting. We see its risks with Roiphe and its rewards in the year’s most disheveling innovations: “My Poets,” by Maureen N. McLane, and “Madness, Rack and Honey,” by Mary Ruefle. Both books toggle between cool close readings and feverish interpretations, even deliberate distortions. Their criticism is moody and humid, kindled by lust and longing but never less than rigorous.”
To read more, click:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/30/books/review/the-fun-stuff-by-james-wood-and-more.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 

A Masterpiece You Might Not Want to See
Francine Prose
“Amour is a love story all right, or at least the final chapter of one. In its intensity, its unflinching determination to track what happens to the dying and those around them, it recalls “The Death of Ivan Ilyich.” But while I have read Tolstoy’s story several times and expect to read it again, I can’t imagine wanting to see Amour a second time. Why would I voluntarily put myself through the awfulness of watching the scenes in which the couple struggles to navigate the suddenly staggering demands of the wheelchair, the knife and fork, the toilet?”
To read more, click:
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/jan/07/haneke-film-not-to-see/ 

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