With Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the story of a woman’s life finds epic dimension in an interior landscape. Essay by John Freeman.
Reviews & Essays
How the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt happened — against the odds.
One of Spain’s most acclaimed novelists traces his development in both fiction and memoir. Essay by Scott Esposito.
A lost master’s reissued gems balance grime and luster on the mean streets of Los Angeles.
Can neuroscience, meditation, and pharmaceuticals open the door to nirvana?
Imagining the trip to Bharat — and sexual awakening — that inspired E. M. Forster to write A Passage to India.
In the wake of a worldwide pandemic, a search for what might endure.
A compassionate, “unembedded” report from Afghanistan’s front lines.
Why looking at our dating profiles and status updates might yield a clearer picture of America than any census.
A novelist of the surreal finds his true calling: concise tales of loss, love, and liquor.
Don’t try to do anything else while you read this.
The author of Leaving the Atocha Station takes a Whitmanesque turn.
A Russian novel-within-a-novel unfolds with origami precision.
An accessible and lively new biography traces the mythic, disruptive life of one of art’s true icons.