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An interview with Erik Reece

“I saw in Guy, I think for the first time in my life, someone who seemed completely alive.” —Erik Reece, from his new book “An Americ

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Guy Davenport: The last American Jack

What the Lexington-based scholar teaches us about our world

Guy Davenport came to teach English at the University of Kentucky in 1963.

A Guy Davenport bibliography

 Fiction

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A real American comic book hero

Chuck Dixon may not be a household name, unlike several of the characters he’s depicted in a comic book career that spans nearly three decades.

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Book: Carmichael’s touts ‘local author month’

Staring at a mountain of local authors’ requests for reading events this past May, Carmichael’s Bookstore owner Carol Besse had a eureka! moment: 10 events, al

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Book: New guide captures beauty of Kentucky’s parks

The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks

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Book: What would Jane do?

‘Janeites’ give Deadheads a run for their money

It is a truth universally acknowledged — that a brilliant writer in possession of a large collection of critically acclaimed work must be in want of a dedicated fan base.

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Book: Louisville outlaw

Brett Eugene Ralph’s poetry rebellion

An old adage warns against judging a book by its cover, but in the case of Kentuckian Brett Eugene Ralph’s debut book of poetry, “Black Sabbatical,” the cover is a direct represen

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McConnell: one-man political action committee

Lest you think Mitch McConnell is the least interesting person in the world, Louisville author and C-J columnist John David Dyche comes along with the first major political biography of the S

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Book: Blount squeezes love of lexicon out of ‘Alphabet Juice’

 

Alphabet Juice
By Roy Blount Jr. Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 368 pgs., $25.