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The Gap* in Literary Art

*As in, the abstract—not the store.

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The Difficult Second Album

7 second novels that surpass the greatness of the firsts.

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Auspicious Beginnings: 7 Excellent, (Mostly) Recent Debuts

These first novels are earth-shatteringly good.

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Rethinking the Novel

12 books that will make you reconsider what fiction can be.

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12 Books of Poetry You Should Read Right Now

A dozen poets who will make you see the present—and the past—in a new light.

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The List of Books That Saved My Life

Keeping track of all of the books I’ve read for last eleven years.

By • 11 months ago
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Philip Roth’s Novels, Ranked

Ready to tackle the complete works of the 20th century's best novelist? Start here.

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The Unacknowledged Obstacle of Literary Sleepiness

Reading (and writing) is exhausting. Here's why.

By • 11 months ago