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The Loves of Mary Shelley

Her husband was openly hostile to her. After his death, she was intimate with several women. Her sexual orientation was clear, perhaps even to herself

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Postmodern Politics

Fire and Fury shows that the political and moral problem of this president — a “real-life fictional character” — is also a literary problem: How to get below the surface of a man who is all surface.

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No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

In an exclusive interview, the (former) novelist shares
his thoughts on Trump, #MeToo and retirement.

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The Coping Economy

When work changes, companies reward new ways of feeling about it. Enter corporate mindfulness. But what about when breathing exercises aren’t enough?

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People and Apes

Their story is one of intimacy, estrangement, betrayal, and attempted reconciliation. It’s also about what it means to be a person.

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Fate of a Magazine

With stylish prose and showy erudition, The New Criterion respectably skewered academic jargon and defended high culture. Then came Roger Kimball.

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Critiquing on a Curve

Most literature and film is mediocre or worse. Yet reviewers spout praise. Why aren’t critics critical enough? Ben Yagoda has a few thoughts.

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Among the Cranks

A.R. Ammons was one of the great curmudgeons of poetry. He made an aesthetic out of fuddy-duddiness, but he was more than a lovable grouch.

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„Angriff der Algorithmen“ : Mitgefangen, mitgehangen

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