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Fictional Essays: The Fire by Night

Review: The Fire by Night, by Teresa Messineo
Morrow, 2017. 306 pp. $27

If you read this book, you’ll be getting history you probably haven’t heard, about American Army nurses during World War II. 766 more words

Reviews And Columns

New World

Via Nikolai Podosokorskii, I see that many issues of Novyi mir (New World) are online; as of now they have most of 1925-30, everything since mid-1993, and isolated issues in between. 161 more words

Twentieth Century

Famous Londoners - Sir Henry Wellcome...

Pharmacist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and collector, American-born Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome’s name lives on in London’s Wellcome Collection and Wellcome Library as well as the world-renowned biomedical research charity known as the Wellcome Trust. 599 more words


The Last Bell, by Johannes Urzidil

Pushkin Press continues to do sterling work by retranslating and republishing European fiction with Johannes Urzidil’s The Last Bell (translated by David Burnett). The Last Bell  310 more words


On becoming a lefty

“I went from being a liberal Peace Corps-type Democrat to a raging, maniacal lefty.”

—one of the volunteers for Freedom Summer in Mississippi in 1964 ( 25 more words

Twenty-first Century

On accommodating reality correctly

“I’m standing here in front of this 1920s bungalow in LA. If you just describe the physicality of the place, you’re only getting a fraction of the truth, which is that if you went back to 1946 there was some dude standing here in a fedora who’s now dead. 52 more words

Twenty-first Century

American Pharmacy: Art to Profession

Between 1902 and 1952 the American pharmacy transformed from an age-old art to a respected profession. Before the turn of the twentieth century, anyone trained as a druggist through apprenticeship could work in the store as a clerk. 580 more words