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The Portrait Gallery

What the American Academy of Arts and Letters taught me about death

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The Possessed

Philip Roth reviews his own biographer

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Ionic Pixie Dreamboy

From passages of letters included in Love, Kurt, a collection of messages written between 1941 and 1945 by Vonnegut to his girlfriend Jane, whom he married in 1945, which was…

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Anecdote of the Bar

From a letter written by Robert Frost to Wallace Stevens in July 1935, included in The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume 3, edited by Mark Richardson et al., which will…

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A writer alone with the work

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Exit Ghost

From a remembrance delivered last May at a memorial service for Philip Roth. Taylor is a professor of writing at the New School. His most recent book, The Hue and…

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