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In the short stories of Tenth of December, the impression of chaos belies a careful design.

Portrait of A.B. Yehoshua

The soul-destroying weariness in A.B. Yehoshua’s stories seems as old as time itself—and unique to contemporary Israel.

Henry James

Nothing ages faster than the idea of an “ageless” writer. Consider the posthumous career of Henry James.

Cover of GRANTA Magazine

Under the editorship of John Freeman and Ellah Allfrey, Granta is thriving again.

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Proust, a reviewer wrote in 1921, “may not be what his hero set out to be in his childhood, the greatest writer in the world, but he is one of those.”

December 7, 2013

McGovern has always practiced a politics that runs deeper; a politics rooted in his love of America’s history, its literature and its possibility.

July 19, 2012

The Mormon Church is a corporation, says author and essayist Terry Tempest Williams, and there is reason to fear a Romney presidency....

May 27, 2012

Since my poker buddy John Heilemann was good enough to drop off a copy of his embargoed book,

 

January 12, 2010