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Dance of the Self: On John Haskell’s The Complete Ballet by Will Harrison
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Noir, Balanchine, and an escape from the conventional novel.

Hoaxing History by Hayden Bennett
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Obscuring the past to get at truth in Paul La Farge’s The Night Ocean

Lawrence Michael Levine by Gary M. Kramer
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The fine art of the romantic-comedy-thriller-mystery.

Bruno Dumont by Nicholas Elliott
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“Chiaroscuro levels of thought.”

Mathieu Amalric by Liza Béar
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The Blue Room, Simenon, and non-linear narrative.

Alain Guiraudie by Nicholas Elliott
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Filmmaker Guiraudie on his upcoming feature Stranger by the Lake, a story of love pushed to extremes.

Threat Levels: Amelia Gray by Catherine Lacey
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Catherine Lacey speaks with author Amelia Gray about her new novel THREATS.

Czech Mate by Claire Wilcox
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In Czech author Patrik Ouředník’s Case Closed, language can be deadly. Claire Wilcox investigates.

American Purgatorio by John Haskell

When I say that desire breeds hope, what I mean is that desire contains within itself the seed of its possible attainment.

Famine by Todd Komarnicki

This First Proof contains an excerpt from the novel Famine.

Wisconsin, November 1968 by David Treuer

The winter of 1968 was the last winter it snowed deeper than three feet and the branches of birch, aspen, and jack pine snapped under the weight. 

Donna Tartt by Jill Eisenstadt
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College pals Donna Tartt and Jill Eisenstadt exchange campus lore and anecdotes about the novel-writing process while discussing Tartt’s The Secret History. A refreshing glance at two young writers who found early success.

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