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Louie Bellson lighting Pearl Bailey's cigarette
Essays

Cultural Differences

How fictional portrayals of intermarriage haven't quite caught up
Jennifer Acker
April 1, 2019
A photograph of Ann Petry.
Essays

Nothing New Under the Sun

Ann Petry’s The Street and The Narrows
Emily Bernard
April 1, 2019
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
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Essays

Reading

J. D. McClatchy
April 1, 2018
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Remembering a Memoir

An afterword to a new edition of French Lessons
Alice Kaplan
April 1, 2018
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Essays

Instructive Formalities

The poetry of Laura Bush
Mary Barnett
August 13, 2018
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Essays

Walk Past the Vines, Past the Orchards

When friends talk about art
Meltem Gürle
September 24, 2018
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
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
Jean Valentine at her desk
Essays

And Finally I'll Say Goodbye

Remembering my mother, Jean Valentine
Rebecca Chace
May 19, 2021
Interior view of library.
Essays

What Space is For

The forking paths of memory and return
Mairead Small Staid
June 28, 2021