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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
By Christa Wolf (1929–2011), from One Day a Year, a journal that she kept each September 27 from 1960 until her death. The most recent volume will be published next month by…
From an article written by Joseph Roth for the newspaper Neue Berliner Zeitung in 1921 and included in The Hotel Years, a collection of Roth’s journalism out last month from…
By Jonathan Franzen, from a footnote to his translation of “Nestroy and Posterity,” a 1912 essay by the Austrian satirist, playwright, poet, aphorist, and critic Karl Kraus (1874–1936). In the…