Stories by Richard Russo, Cynthia Ozick, Tim Gautreaux, and others; E.L. Doctorow on historical fiction, Francine Prose on reading like a writer, Megan Marshall on academic discourse and adulterous intercourse; and much more.
Back from Vietnam, seeking salvation in Bob Dylan
“Oh, you’ll succeed just fine,” he told her. “You’ll just never be any good.”
The treacherous route to Lagos
Interviews: Ada Udechukwu, author of the short story "Night Bus," discusses art, writing, and the politics of her troubled homeland
A love story
Uncle Simon was crazy about words. Really crazy
Learning to write by learning to read
Interviews: Novelist and critic Francine Prose talks about creativity, literary craftsmanship, and her new book, Reading Like a Writer.
What campus novels can teach us
Who would give up the Iliad for the “real” historical record?
E. L. Doctorow
A junkyard mystery
This is the seventh in a series of archival excerpts in honor of the magazine's 150th anniversary.
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