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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Will New York City finally tear down a statue?
The federal government builds a shrine to its archenemy
Destroying old masterpieces in order to save them
Picking up the pieces in Afghanistan
Sound and soundness in a Stradivarius violoncello
By Lydia Davis, in the Fall 1999 issue of Bomb. “The Old Dictionary” appears in The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, published in 2010 by Picador. I have an old dictionary, about…