Essays

The Critic as Friend

The challenge of reading generously
Merve Emre

A Reviewer’s Life

The material constraints of writing criticism today
Christine Smallwood

Palestinian Solidarity, Then and Now

The power of encampment as a form of protest
Feisal G. Mohamed

Tribute

Paul Auster

Why the novelist’s brand of postmodern detective fiction still matters
Ben Libman

Critical Navel-Gazing

If criticism is in crisis, it’s not the critic’s problem
Namwali Serpell

I, Too, Am John Clare

Becoming a different kind of postcolonial writer
Amit Chaudhuri

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A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Thirty Clocks Strike the Hour

Vita Sackville-West
September 1, 1929
A painting of a woman reading at a table.

How Should One Read a Book?

Read as if one were writing it
Virginia Woolf
September 1, 1926