Tom Lutz

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LARB Quarterly Journal No. 11: Summer 2016

LARB Quarterly Journal No. 11: Summer 2016

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Series: LARB Quarterly Journal, Book 114
These carefully selected articles, poems, interviews, and essays — all written exclusively for this publication — appeal to readers with wide-ranging interests and a love for the literary.
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LARB Quarterly Journal No. 10: Spring 2016

LARB Quarterly Journal No. 10: Spring 2016

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Series: LARB Quarterly Journal, Book 115
These carefully selected articles, poems, interviews and essays — all written exclusively for this publication — appeal to readers with wide-ranging interests and a love for the literary.
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LARB Quarterly Journal No. 9: Winter 2016

LARB Quarterly Journal No. 9: Winter 2016

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Series: LARB Quarterly Journal, Book 116
These carefully selected articles, poems, interviews and essays — all written exclusively for this publication — appeal to readers with wide-ranging interests and a love for the literary. The new issue of the LARB Quarterly Journal includes.
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LARB Quarterly Journal No. 8: Fall 2015

LARB Quarterly Journal No. 8: Fall 2015

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Series: LARB Quarterly Journal, Book 117

“No Crisis” considers the state of critical thinking and writing — literary interpretation, art history, and cultural studies — in the 21st century. The last several years have been an era of crisis for the academic humanities, traditionally the home of the interpretive disciplines. Across the system of education in the United States there are, in fact, many crises. For our part, we see the crisis as the effect of economic and administrative decisions, not a failure of ideas. So, we asked a group of eminent critics to choose a recent critical text and to write about why it matters: not to coolly evaluate it but to stand and think with a critic whose writing they value. The essays produced are works of criticism in themselves; in them, and with “No Crisis,” we hope to show that the art of criticism is flourishing, rich with intellectual power and sustaining beauty, in hard times.

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LARB Quarterly Journal No. 7: Summer 2015

LARB Quarterly Journal No. 7: Summer 2015

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Series: LARB Quarterly Journal, Book 118
The summer issue emphasizes an exciting selection of new poetry from emerging poets. In addition, we include new work from fiction writer and critic Frederic Tuten, longtime science journalist Greg Crister, novelist Mary Kay Zuravleff, and award-winning memoirist Louise Steinman, among many others.
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LARB Quarterly Journal No. 6: Spring 2015

LARB Quarterly Journal No. 6: Spring 2015

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Series: LARB Quarterly Journal, Book 119
These carefully selected articles, poems, interviews and essays — all written exclusively for this publication — appeal to readers with wide-ranging interests and a love for the literary. The new issue of the LARB Quarterly Journal includes:
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LARB Quarterly Journal No. 5: Winter 2015

LARB Quarterly Journal No. 5: Winter 2015

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Series: LARB Quarterly Journal, Book 120
These carefully selected articles, poems, interviews and essays — all written exclusively for this publication — appeal to readers with wide-ranging interests and a love for the literary. The new issue of the LARB Quarterly Journal includes:
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LARB Quarterly Journal No. 4: Fall 2014

LARB Quarterly Journal No. 4: Fall 2014

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Series: LARB Quarterly Journal, Book 121
These carefully selected articles, poems, interviews, and essays — all written exclusively for this publication — appeal to readers with wide-ranging interests and a love for the literary.
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LARB Quarterly Journal No. 3: Spring 2014

LARB Quarterly Journal No. 3: Spring 2014

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Series: LARB Quarterly Journal, Book 122
These carefully selected articles, poems, interviews and essays — all written exclusively for this publication — appeal to readers with wide-ranging interests and a love for the literary.
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LARB Quarterly Journal No. 2: Winter 2014

LARB Quarterly Journal No. 2: Winter 2014

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Series: LARB Quarterly Journal, Book 123
These carefully selected articles, poems, interviews and essays — all written exclusively for this publication — appeal to readers with wide-ranging interests and a love for the literary.
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LARB Quarterly Journal Fall 2013 Inaugural Issue

LARB Quarterly Journal Fall 2013 Inaugural Issue

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Series: LARB Quarterly Journal, Book 124
The Los Angeles Review of Books launched its inaugural print edition, the LARB Quarterly Journal, in the fall of 2013, fulfilling the promise to publish fun, smart longform writing in both print and digital pages. While LARB started as a digital-only magazine, we believed from the start that the printed book, far from being dead, was in fact alive and well, and remains one of the great alembics for public discourse today.
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Aimlessness

Aimlessness

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Our culture values striving, purpose, achievement, and accumulation. This book asks us to get sidetracked along the way. It praises aimlessness as a source of creativity and an alternative to the demand for linear, efficient, instrumentalist thinking and productivity.

Aimlessness collects ideas and stories from around the world that value indirection, wandering, getting lost, waiting, meandering, lingering, sitting, laying about, daydreaming, and other ways to be open to possibility, chaos, and multiplicity. Tom Lutz considers aimlessness as a fundamental human proclivity and method, one that has been vilified by modern industrial societies but celebrated by many religious traditions, philosophers, writers, and artists. He roams a circular path that snakes and forks down sideroads, traipsing through modernist art, nomadic life, slacker comedies, drugs, travel, nirvana, and oblivion. The book is structured as a recursive, disjunctive spiral of short sections, a collage of narrative, anecdotal, analytic, and lyrical passages—intended to be read aimlessly, to wind up someplace unexpected.

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