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The New York Review of Books
19 hours ago
We are often told that the Roman Empire fell in the fifth century, but we are less often told that the entire eastern half of the empire survived. The story of this Roman Empire of the East resists the narrow confines of our habitual worldview.
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The New York Review of Books
21 hours ago
One reason John Richardson’s life of Picasso is essential is that he is willing to seek biographical sources for Picasso’s images. He leaves it to the reader to conclude that many of the paintings that are filled with hatred are not among Picasso’s best.
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21 hours ago
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The New York Review of Books
23 hours ago
Today is Stendhal’s 239th birthday; in 1969, V.S. Pritchett wrote about the novelist on the occasion of his “second revival”: “in his novels he achieved an eccentric blend of humeur à l’Anglaise, comedy, and High Romance which has never been equalled.”
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a day ago
It’s hard to shake the urge to make the unfamiliar familiar, to make sense out of no sense. There was a loving, doting couple, and then there was violence.
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The New York Review of Books
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After murder came with shocking suddenness to my small town, I started questioning the storytelling ethics of a genre in which I myself had a stake.
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The New York Review of Books
a day ago
“I think it’s a marvelous time to be a young reader—there’s so much that’s inventive and wild and brainy and great.” Rivka Galchen, interviewed by Eve Bowen
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The New York Review of Books
2 days ago
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The New York Review of Books
2 days ago
Hermione Lee on Michael Ignatieff’s moving new book, which explores how consolation has been configured in different eras and suggests what we might learn from individual examples of “the human experience.”
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The New York Review of Books
2 days ago
“For a writer associated with control, manipulation, coolness of voice, Didion’s work is full of feeling.” Darryl Pinckney on Joan Didion
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