Nonfiction

Essays

My Year of Stalking Rachel

The quest to see without being seen
Becca Rothfeld
An image from Ingmar Bergman's Persona
Letters

Merrill's Last Letters

Writing to the end
James Merrill

Essays

The Wrong Daddy

Morrissey and the cult of the wounded white male
Jeremy Atherton Lin

The Moment

On Rereading

Remaking the world
Victor Brombert
Essays

The Ugly Side of Sisterhood

On envy and twinship
Jean Garnett
The author with her sister in childhood.
Essays

And Finally I'll Say Goodbye

Remembering my mother, Jean Valentine
Rebecca Chace
Jean Valentine at her desk

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Nonfiction

A painting of a woman reading at a table.
Essays

How Should One Read a Book?

To read a book well, one should read it as if one were writing it
Virginia Woolf
September 1, 1926