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Ryan Bloom

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Ryan Bloom is an English lecturer at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has written for The New Yorker, The Arabesques Review, The Baltimore Sun, The Current, Horizon Magazine, The Orlando Sentinel, and other publications. His translation of Albert Camus's Notebooks 1951-1959 (Rowman and Littlefield) was nominated for the 2009 French-American and Florence Gould Foundation's excellence in translation award.

When the novelist learned to escape his own mind, he got a little closer to the greatness he sought. Read more

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Ryan Bloom

After 79 years, Washington, D.C., finally has a major league baseball team in the playoffs. Read more

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A.N. Wilson's new biography explains how losing money, mother, and mind created Hitler. Read more

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(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition/Malika Favre)

With the new translation of the Kama Sutra, it's not all about sex. Read more

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Mimicking a familiar format, Alan Lightman's Mr. g fails to create a unique world. Read more

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