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Issue 11 Dual Power

The division between empiricists and fantasists is clearest in politics. But it’s beginning to enter literature.

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The ’60s were a decade of both mass protests and mass concerts, and this was more than a coincidence.

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Egypt Notebook
Issue 11 Dual Power

Perhaps history will view this wave of Arab unrest as another stage in the slow crumbling of US empire.

Issue 11 Dual Power

The Battle of Wisconsin is only the latest front in this intra-class culture war.

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Argentinidad
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In America, Practical Criticism came to be known as “close reading,” and later came to be known as New Criticism.

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Issue 11 Dual Power

What if a certain neurotic investment is really the source of the best intellectual work?

Issue 11 Dual Power

Despite its resemblance to certain strands of modernism, Remainder is most interesting as an allegory of realism.

Issue 11 Dual Power

For ordinary consumers in the early ’90s, what going online felt like depended largely on what service provider you used.

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Issue 15 Amnesty

Even as newsstand sales and ad revenues declined, MacArthur refused to consider any online strategies.

Issue 9 Bad Money

Web 2.0 has been revelatory; the torrent of writing from ordinary folks has been especially transfixing.

Issue 2 Happiness

As soon as you hear, “We’re all writers here, what’s to disagree about?” you know we’re sunk, intellectually.

Issue 6 Mainstream

Nowadays the NYRB is like a gnarled yew in the middle of a field where all the taller trees have died around it.

Issue 6 Mainstream

Canons in daily life just demarcate the books you can count on other people feeling comfortable about in conversation.