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Ayana Mathis

Ayana Mathis’s The Twelve Tribes of Hattie; Andrey Platonov’s Happy Moscow

Israeli soldier guarding a detainee

Breaking the Silence’s Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000–2010.

Edward Luttwak

Edward Luttwack’’s The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy

A.M. Homes

A.M. Homes’s May We Be Forgiven; Sherman Alexie’s Blasphemy.

Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen and Sonu Shamdasani’s The Freud Files; E. James Lieberman and Robert Kramer, editors, The Letters of Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank

Maureen F. McHugh

Maureen F. McHugh's After the Apocalypse; Joshua Cohen's Four New Messages

W.G. Sebald

W.G. Sebald’s Across the Land and the Water: Selected Poems, 1964–2001; Saturn's Moons; Grant Gee’s Patience (After Sebald).


Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street; Vera Farmiga’s Higher Ground; John Cassavetes’s Too Late Blues

Emily Bernard

Emily Bernard’s Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance.