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Gunter Grass   Bold Type would like to congratulate recent Nobel-Prize winner Gunter Grass. In celebration of his achievement, Bold Type offers an excerpt from Grass's excellent book The Tin Drum.  
Elwood Reid   John Cheever won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his novels, but his reputation could rest on the strength of his short stories alone. He was the darling of The New Yorker back before they taught short story writing in school, helping popularize the form and making a good living doing it. Listen to Maria Tucci read the John Cheever favorite, "A Woman Without a Country."  
Elwood Reid   Black Wings & Blind Angels is the latest collection from Sapphire, the author of Push and American Dreams. Her poetry has been said to rattle bones and rock souls: read these two poems and see for yourself.  
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