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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
By Colson Whitehead, from “James Root on How to Read,” part of a talk delivered last July at the Tin House Writers Workshop, in Portland, Oregon. Sag Harbor, Whitehead’s fourth…
Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, and the end of the Jew as metaphor
Memoir and the art of memory
Reading Orhan Pamuk
The boys in the alley, the disappearing readers, and the novel's ghostly twin
How Shakespeare conquered the world
What's the problem with young adult novels?