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Elena Ferrante, Part 1: The Early Novels

Days of Abandon

After reading her early novels, one thing was clear: I wanted to dive into a sea of Ferrante, and never stop swimming.

Interview: David K. Shipler

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In the latest book, Freedom of Speech, I journeyed along the boundaries of expression, and there I found numerous external threats.

Interview: Jonathan Galassi

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There’s no set formula, no enormous book club that guarantees that all the great writers of today—and there are quite a few of them—are going to be read by all the serious readers.

The Soul of the Marionette by John Gray

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In his most recent book, THE SOUL OF THE MARIONETTE, Gray further exposes the fundamental assumptions and myths that lie at the heart of Western thought, ethics, and politics.

The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay by Andrea Gillies

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Nina’s mother once told her, “The trouble with falling in love is that it’s not a conscious thing, it’s not a decision. It’s a decision made for you, and isn’t always good for you.”

Interview: David Gates

A Hand Reached Down

My fiction is short on good little bunnies—that is, characters who are uncomplicatedly “likeable”—and tends to focus on naughty Peters, of both sexes, who sometimes end up in pies of their own making, and sometimes get off with a dose of chamomile tea.

The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov

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“What about the poor Minotaur?” The deformed child, abandoned by his parents, confined in the dark labyrinth, and then killed for being different. Hasn’t he been misunderstood? Doesn’t he deserve our sympathy? Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov takes this sympathetic perspective in his autobiographical novel-in-fragments, The Physics of Sorrow.

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Issue #2 Features:
Reza Aslan
Lydia Davis
C.K. Williams
Siri Hustvedt
Amy Grace Loyd
Dale Jamieson
Lipika Pelham
Daniel Bevacqua
Juan Pablo Roncone
Nicole Treska

Artwork by:
Lisa Alonzo
Matthew Brandt
Kevin Cooley
Alan Cote

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Featuring:
Edwidge Danticat
Lydia Davis
John Freeman
Charles Simic
Joyce Carol Oates
David James Poissant
Nelly Reifler
Naveen Kishore
Sjón
Raymond Strom
Justin Taylor
Dale Jamieson
Bonnie Nadzam

Artwork by:
Edward Burtynsky
Bill Richards
Mark Steinmetz
Drew Tal
Johan Van Mullem
Eric Zener