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The 2014 PEN shortlist

Hanya Yanagihara


Peter Mendelson has posted the jacket design for Tom McCarthy's novel Satin Island, which will be published by Knopf in February 2015.

At the Baffler, Jacob Silverman reflects on YouTube’s recent threat to block the videos of independent labels if the labels don’t agree to YouTube-set terms. The company’s “rough tactics clash with its self-generated populist aura,” Silverman observes.

An interview with Barbara Cassin, the author of the Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon, which appeared originally in French and has been reworked and rereleased in multiple languages. “The term untranslatable is itself difficult to translate,” Cassin says. “I might translate it into English, as—this is not a real word—“un-translated-able,” that is, unable to be finished being translated.