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Literature is traditionally divided along national lines. But such distinctions are an illusion. Texts transcend borders. Time to imagine new arrangements…
Literature is traditionally divided along national lines. But such distinctions are an illusion. Texts transcend borders. Time to imagine new arrangements… [More]

Is Philip Roth an idol?

“The epithet ‘American Jewish writer’ has no meaning for me,” says Philip Roth. Adam Kirsch isn’t buying it: Roth “is a Jewish writer or he is nothing”…
“The epithet ‘American Jewish writer’ has no meaning for me,” says Philip Roth. Adam Kirsch isn’t buying it: Roth “is a Jewish writer or he is nothing”… [More]

History of author interviews

The author interview makes commercial sense – for writers, periodicals, publishers, and bookstores – but does it validate the work or replace it?…
The author interview makes commercial sense – for writers, periodicals, publishers, and bookstores – but does it validate the work or replace it?… [More]

The Graying of ‘The New York Review of Books’

The best intellectual magazines help young writers find their voices. But for 50 years, The New York Review of Books has withdrawn from the cultural bank while making few deposits… more»
The best intellectual magazines help young writers find their voices. But for 50 years, The New York Review of Books has withdrawn from the cultural bank while making few deposits… more» [More]