This excerpt from Alessandro Baricco’s new novel finds a famous writer drafting intense portraits, with surreal results.
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In an essay from his new book, Sean Wilsey finds the ghost of Dostoyevsky hiding in West Texas.
This short story from an enthralling new collection finds curious suburban fathers and daughters searching for connection.
A Bangladeshi garment worker turned labor organizer tells her own story.
A selection from the Pulitzer Prize finalist’s new novella that will keep you awake tonight.
What can new analysis teach us about the secret history of a 2,500-year old monument?
From a new collection of literary criticism comes the acerbic growl of a fiery comic mind.
The novelist’s booze-soaked, bittersweet take on the classic ghost story.
I became interested in spies after I met James Jesus Angleton, the legendary head of CIA counterintelligence in 1976. We met in Kensington Nursey outside of Washington DC. Orchids were, as I was to learn, Angleton’s living metaphor for deception. I also learned from Angleton that intelligence services have been known to engage in what he termed “surreptitiously-assisted deaths.”
Edward Jay Epstein on The Annals of Unsolved Crime.
A feminist takes a probing look at the Mad Men generation.