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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
What the American Academy of Arts and Letters taught me about death
From “One, Two, Three . . . Infinity,” an essay in the anthology Ways of Hearing, which will be published this month by Princeton University Press. My father wanted his own orchestra.…
Against “relevance” in art
You may know what you want, but you may not know what you need Read More
From Breaking Bread with the Dead, which was published last month by Penguin Press. Navigating life in the internet age is a lot like doing battlefield triage. There are days…
From Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader, a collection of essays published next month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The other day I was asked a question of fact…
From titles of books and periodicals that are banned, or of which issues are banned, in Louisiana state prisons. Pinterest for BusinessSmart Moves Beyond Mutual FundsO, The Oprah MagazineThe Prada…
The fate of the book review in the age of the algorithm
What gets lost in the age of the algorithm
The age of Homo virtualis is upon us
From Not to Read, which was published in the UK in April by Fitzcarraldo Editions. Zambra is the author of five novels, as well as short stories and poems. Translated…