Nonfiction

Essays

The Heart of Fiction

Storytelling, experience, and truth
Hernan Diaz
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Essays

I Killed, I Died

Banter, self-destruction, and the poetry reading
Douglas Kearney

Books

Machado de Assis’s Afterlives

The Brazilian novelist’s overlooked politics
Ratik Asokan

Books

No-No Man

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s nihilist masterpiece
Roy Scranton
Essays

How to Come Back to Life

On reaching middle age and carrying on
Emily Ogden
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Essays

What Space is For

The forking paths of memory and return
Mairead Small Staid
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Nonfiction

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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