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April 17, 2017, Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    The Red Emigrant

    For Isaac Deutscher, exile helped him discover his real community—the internationalist left.

    Bruce Robbins

  • Ali Smith’s Novel of Disintegration

    One of Autumn’s recurring themes is our willed blindness to what threatens our sense of order—from climate change to financial and political insecurity. 

    Namara Smith

  • Terence Davies’s Counter-Séance

    A Quiet Passion doesn’t pretend to recall the skeptical spirit of Emily Dickinson to the land of the living but rather projects you into her departed world.

    Stuart Klawans
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