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Reviews

New Books

Discussed in this essay:  Notes from the Fog by Ben Marcus. Knopf. 288 pages. $26.95. A Girl’s Guide to Missiles: Growing up in America’s Secret Desert by Karen Piper. 336 pages. Viking. $27.…

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Savage Torpor

Nick Drnaso’s hypnotically grim graphic novels

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Obstruction of Justice

Why the criminal justice system is ill-equipped to prosecute rape charges

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Sleep gets a bad rap in the United States. Despite the threats and cajolings of the CDC, which has deemed chronic sleeplessness a serious danger to the nation’s health, and…

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Critic at Large

James Wood’s return to fiction

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Next Wave

Deborah Levy’s foremothers and heiresses

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The strangest part of acquiring my green card was the medical exam, which culminated in an inspection of my breasts and “external genitalia.” Underwear lowered to my knees, I stood…

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Revolution in the Head

The uses and abuses of psychedelics

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Of Note

Rachel Cusk’s unforgiving eye

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It’s hard for bookish people not to romanticize the act of reading—as a spur to imagination and compassion for others or just an escape from whatever real-life trap you may…

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Walk Away

Helen DeWitt’s uncompromising fictions

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A Perfectly Respectable Lady

The bowdlerization of Jean Rhys

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Never Done

The impossible work of motherhood

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The year 2017 was, I presume, an awkward, anxious moment to be named poet laureate of the United States. What the writer owes the collective and where she fits within…

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Family Affair

Alan Hollinghurst’s break with tradition

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Silent Treatment

The troubling response to a memoir of incest

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Reading in the Dark

Does fiction matter in a post-fact age?

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War No More

The surprising legacy of a ninety-year-old peace pact

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New Books

My first and still most vivid memory of a Woody Allen movie is of the scene in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)…

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After the Revolution

Three novels of Egypt’s repressive present

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Mr. Mailer Goes to Washington

The Armies of the Night fifty years on

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New Books

When you consider the savagery of your run-of-the-mill fairy tale, our use of the term to connote “romance” or “idealization” smacks of nothing more than romance and idealization — a…

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Dead Ball Situation

A philosopher’s flat-footed meditations on the beautiful game

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The Cost of Living

Elizabeth Hardwick’s political conscience

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Keeping Up Appearances

Jennifer Egan’s shallow depths

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New Books

When last we heard from Isabel Archer, she was on her way from London back to Rome, where her husband, the cruel, cosmopolitan aesthete Gilbert Osmond, was waiting. That’s how…

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Lean Out

Feminist struggles are labor struggles

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Horror Show

The nightmare logic of Twin Peaks

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