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In the Pain Cavern

By Maggie Nelson, from The Argonauts, out next month from Graywolf. Nelson is the author of several books, including Bluets, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, and Jane: A Murder.

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Giving Up the Ghost

The eternal allure of life after death

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Honky, Napoleon, and the Empress Wu

Memories of a South African childhood

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The Body Politic

The battle over Pablo Neruda’s corpse

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Her Struggle

The reticence of Penelope Fitzgerald

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By Night In Chile

By Lola Arias, from her play The Year I Was Born, recently produced at the Under the Radar Festival, in New York. During the performance, eleven Chilean actors presented autobiographical…

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Carbon Footprint

From a conversation between Robert Caro and John R. MacArthur, marking the fortieth anniversary of the publication of The Power Broker, Caro’s biography of Robert Moses, which won the Pulitzer…

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Gateway to Freedom

The origins of the Underground Railroad

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December 2014

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