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The covert operative with a complex psyche.
After The Velvet Underground, a poetic underworld.
What literature can (and can’t) tell us about America’s criminal justice system.
The novelist’s latest imagines an apocalypse that feels all too likely.
Essays that investigate the poetics of “no.”
The pleasures of literary play in the writer’s final novel.
Rediscovering a beguiling masterpiece forty years after its publication.
When I was young, my mother told me that when she was a fetus in her mother’s womb, her own body already contained the egg that would one day be fertilized and become me. It’s an image akin to an infinite-loop motif—a Droste-effect woman in a woman in a woman
Lynne Tillman’s first novel in twelve years, Men and Apparitions, follows a narrator ruminating on his own subject position: Ezekiel “Zeke” Stark, a cultural anthropologist, conducts a study of men’s reactions to and impressions of the changing nature of masculinity in America today.
The comic turmoil of the mundane, with musical accompaniment.
Fabulism and absurdity from an under-appreciated Italian master.
Autofiction that explores the borderland between memoir and vision quest.
Making urban history visible.
The great lost American fragment novel.
Writing as an intransitive catastrophe and the hyperbole of literature.
Paying homage to poet Charles Olson’s “special view” of the Yucatán.
A new collection of criticism and reportage considers Trump, Bellow, and the pleasures of close reading.
Writing art history from the inside out.
A posthumous collection cements the author’s reputation as a master of the short story.
The solitude of the voice.