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A poem for Sunday
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The novelist asks how we recognize the truth when it enters the world.
A poem for Willa, on her ninth-and-a-half birthday
The more humans understand about their behavior, the more inaccessible their world seems.
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Robin Sloan, the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, discusses his new short story for The Atlantic.
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A speculative address
“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is taking on new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lawrence Wright’s The End of October has been heavily touted for its prescience, but the one thing it didn’t anticipate is heartening.
“An epidemic is a narrative gold mine: It ups the stakes for the most everyday interaction between characters, because every kiss becomes a gamble.”
New fiction from Emma Donoghue
The things you can and can’t control: Your weekly guide to the best in books
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The Hulu adaptation of Sally Rooney’s hit novel ushers an addictive, messily human portrayal of young love to the small screen.
Solitary struggles and personal triumphs: Your weekly guide to the best in books
Mary South’s stories of loss are deft parables about the false protection of machines. They also feel particularly apt right now.