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Short story: "Medusa"

“Medusa,” by Pat Barker

Published in the New Yorker, April 8th, 2019, and read for The Writer’s Voice (read and listen here) 75 more words

There is no Rogue One

Death is the sanction of everything that the storyteller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death. In other words, it is natural history to which his stories refer back.

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Violence

The Radiant Prince Comes to Fifth Avenue — The New Yorker

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— by Louis Menand: You don’t have to have read all of “The Tale of Genji”—the most recent English translation, by Dennis Washburn, is a thousand three hundred and sixty pages—to enjoy a rich exhibition, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, of artwork that the novel has inspired. 137 more words

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The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

This week, we’re sharing stories from Ben Taub, Paige Blankenbuehler, Alex Horton, Victoria Gannon, and Gustavo Arellano.

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Nonfiction

[New Yorker Review] 'Grass': Hong Sang-soo Listens in on Painful Confessions at a Coffee Shop

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— by Richard Brody: “Grass,” the new movie by the South Korean director Hong Sang-soo (which opens Friday), is centered on a café on a cobblestoned alley off another alley off a street, with inviting flowerpots outside. 124 more words

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Heavy (Or So We Once Exclaimed)

“You know what Augustine says about time? Augustine describes time as a symptom of the world’s flaw, a symptom of things in the world not being themselves, having to make their way back to themselves, by moving through time … In Augustine’s view, we live in what he calls the region of unlikeness, and what we’re unlike is God. 108 more words