A moving remembrance of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has passed away.
"The grim reality is that most patients’ asthma in this country is uncontrolled."
The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities adds not a single piece of significant new evidence to the Duke Lacrosse scandal.
He did not transcend his Jewishness, no matter what Updike claimed
Kafka did not transcend his Jewishness, no matter what Updike claimed.
And other reasons it's the best place in the world to be a writer
And other reasons Norway is the best place in the world to be a writer.
“To learn about religion we have to come to our senses.”
Readers love him for it. He hates himself.
Too distracted by technology, lack of sleep, or your kids to focus on anything longer than a list? Here’s one of Lydia Davis’s stories, “Bloomington,” from her latest collection, Can’t and Won’t, in its entirety. Feel free to tweet it when you’re done. Now that I have been here for a little while, I can say with confidence that I have never been here before.(107 characters, counting spaces) Or another, “The Results of One Statistical Study,” that’s even shorter:
How to assess the promising, posthumous work of a 22-year-old
The act of reviewing—or even just having critical thoughts about—juvenilia produced by someone who cannot defend herself seems both loathsome and pointless. But this book calls for it.
Never heard of Gottfried Benn? It's because of his politics
Gottfreid Benn was a Nazi very briefly in the early 1930s. Why did it erase him from literary history?