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Philip Roth in New York

A vigorous pleasure: four very strong and mutually contradictory readings of Philip Roth’s recent Nemesis at the Yivo Institute, followed by a few minutes with the author (link here). Roth’s coda to the events at Yivo was a time-stopping reading of the last four pages of Nemesis, in which the hero, a sports instructor named […]


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2028. A trusted member of the security services embarks on a royal errand.

Vladimir Sorokin, translated by Jamey Gambrell . We first drive along the highway, then turn onto a narrow road. The road stretches through woodlands, then crawls into the taiga. We ride silently. Pines, firs, and deciduous trees surround us, heavy with snow. But the sun is already heading toward sunset. Another hour or so and […]

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