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Monday, January 22, 2018, 6:08 a.m.

Master of blurbs closes the book

Last month, a disturbance rippled through MFA programs, publishing houses and certain neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Gary Shteyngart, Emperor of Encomia, Prince of Panegyric, Baron of Blurbs, whose breathless endorsements have graced some 150 books in the past decade, was retiring from writing promotional copy for book flaps and covers.

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