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Traveling the Interior: Sergio Chejfec by P. T. Smith
Sergio Chejfec

In his most recently translated novel, Sergio Chejfec continues to craft a style and world all his own.

Traveling the Interior: Sergio Chejfec by P. T. Smith
Sergio Chejfec

In his most recently translated novel, Sergio Chejfec continues to craft a style and world all his own.

Where the Ghost Gets In by Rachel Cole Dalamangas
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Elizabeth Robinson crosses genre to reveal what it means to be haunted.

Let the Record Show by Lara Mimosa Montes
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Lara Mimosa Montes looks back to another era and reappraises her own with Koestenbaum’s My 1980s and Other Essays.

A Review of Paul McCarthy’s Snow White Sex Orgy In Midtown by Forrest Muelrath
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Titillating and nausea-producing? Certainly. Transgressive? Maybe. Forrest Muelrath reviews Paul McCarthy: WS at the Park Avenue Armory.

Dear John, Dear Paul by Wendy Lotterman
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A reader’s correspondence with Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee’s Here and Now: Letters (2008–2011).

Wanting To Write Your Body Again by Craig-Paul Moreau
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David Groff and Angelo Nikolopoulos’s divergent work centers on the poetics and politics of the gay body.

Journeys To Recover Your Future by Katie Peyton
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Katie Peyton on the satisfying artifacts of truth in Kristopher Jansma’s The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards

Good Things by Eric Dean Wilson
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Eric Dean Wilson on the rushing river of language in Dara Wier’s You Good Thing.

Blaze Thir Parts In Englyssche by Andrea Quaid
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Andrea Quaid on love poetry’s lineage in Julian Talamantez Brolaski’s Advice for Lovers

Matt Wolf’s Teenage by Colin Beckett
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Wolf’s film Teenage truncates the nuance and diversity of the source material, but offers flashes of individual introspection on a few historical figures.

Pretty Brutal Speech by Nick Thurston
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Nick Thurston on how Kim Rosenfield’s Lividity and Steven Zultanski’s Agony both convert the long form poem into an act of hyper-objectification, and how both do so to brutally contemporary effect.

The Way of the Artist by Sarah Gerard
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It is surprising that Sam Savage would write a book about a character who has never had a profession—before writing, he worked as a bicycle mechanic, carpenter, crab fisherman, and letterpress printer.

Dilly-Dally: Keith Sonnier’s Sculptures by Carlos Brillembourg
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Architect Carlos Brillembourg’s poetic meditation on Keith Sonnier’s sculptures at Mary Boone Gallery

In The Deep Bosom Of The Ocean Buried by Sarah-Jane Stratford
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Sarah-Jane Stratford on the layered, complex history of Richard III.

Life After Death by Andrew Savino
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Andrew Savino on seeming versus being in Scott Hutchins’s novel, A Working Theory of Love.*

The Landscape of Memory by Sarah Gerard
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Sarah Gerard on life’s closing and Gerald Murnane’s fifth novel, Inland.

You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourselves by Maxi Kim
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Maxi Kim on Jarett Kobek’s third book, If You Won’t Read, Then Why Should I Write?, a sobering diagnosis of the collective state of the American mind.

Whitney 2.0 by John Reed

John Reed keeps it real and critical with this year’s much-anticipated 2012 Whitney Biennial.

Shifting Connections: Spring Shorts by Kathleen MacQueen
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In her latest Shifting Connections, Kathleen MacQueen reflects on her favorite shows of the Spring of 2012.

Damaged Goods: Generation Gap by Craig Hubert
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In this week’s Damaged Goods, Craig Hubert explores directors Eric Rohmer and Jean Eustache, two archetypal members of the French New Wave.

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