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Essays

100 Things About Writing a Novel

What to do—and when to do it
Alexander Chee
April 1, 2018
Portrait of Samuel Delany at his desk turning to look over his shoulder
Essays

Why I Write

Getting ready not to be
Samuel R. Delany
December 1, 2020
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Essays

Unliving Hands

Lyric Distance in Owen’s “Anthem for Doomed Youth”
Adam Keller
July 1, 2018
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Books

The Achievement of Norman Maclean

Marie Borroff
April 1, 1994
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Essays

Philip Roth, Landlord

A literary rentier
Terena Elizabeth Bell
February 4, 2019
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Essays

Walk Past the Vines, Past the Orchards

When friends talk about art
Meltem Gürle
September 24, 2018
Cracks in ice
Essays

Did I Write a Feel-Good Book?

I survived a terrorist attack. I never expected my story might console others.
Philippe Lançon,
Steven Rendall
November 23, 2020
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Pandemic Files

My Summer of Julien Gracq

Reading a French novelist’s examination of liminal space in a plague year
Seth Lerer
January 11, 2021
A stack of books
The Moment

On Rereading

Remaking the world
Victor Brombert
May 19, 2021
James Merrill in a kitchen
Letters

Merrill's Last Letters

Writing to the end
James Merrill
May 19, 2021