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The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.
The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.
The process of discovery, not their profundities as such, is what makes Lawrence’s poems so gripping.
A legal quirk enabled Samuel Roth to pirate Ulysses. Was Roth a copyright anarchist or a pioneer?
Algerian Chronicles shows that Camus still has something to say to us—not about terrorism but economic justice.
The war between democracy and aristocracy in Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts.
What would it mean if we were to walk in his footsteps?
In the short stories of Tenth of December, the impression of chaos belies a careful design.
The soul-destroying weariness in A.B. Yehoshua’s stories seems as old as time itself—and unique to contemporary Israel.
Nothing ages faster than the idea of an “ageless” writer. Consider the posthumous career of Henry James.
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