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hurt man, The

hurt man, The Berry, Wendell When he was five, Mat Feltner, like every other five-year-old who had lived in Port William until then, was still wearing dresses. In his own thoughts he was not yet sure whether he would turn out to be a girl or a boy, though instinct by then had prompted him […]

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Comment: Letter from Turkey

Comment: Letter from Turkey Mason, David Dear H, Ten days after the attacks on New York and Washington, I was returning to the States from Athens. In Rome, because we were switching airlines, my fellow passengers and I had to retrieve our luggage and pass through security before rechecking it. No one seemed to mind […]

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What’s Been Happening to Jane Austen?

What’s Been Happening to Jane Austen? Pritchard, William H THERE’S AN ADMIRABLE SORT OF READER for whom the above question doesn’t need asking, since what’s been happening to Jane Austen has been happening ever since Walter Scott assured readers that “Those . . . who delight in the study of human nature, may improve in […]

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Everything and Nothing in Yeats

Everything and Nothing in Yeats Phillips, Brian Everything and Nothing in Yeats 1 YEATS WAS BURIED FOR THE SECOND-TO-LAST TIME on January 30, 1939, in the hilltop churchyard at Roquebrune in the South of France. He had died two days before, in the Hotel Ideal Sejour, a seaside villa below Roquebrune’s rocky outcrop where he […]

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Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate, The

Captive Soul: Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate, The Lewis, Tess The Captive Soul: Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate THE WESTERN WORLD WAS GIVEN ITS FIRST GLIMPSE into the Soviet Union’s vast and infernal system of penal camps in 1962 with the publication of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s novella One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. Without […]

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In the Parking Lot of the Muffler Shop

In the Parking Lot of the Muffler Shop Tillinghast, Richard for Gary Snyder Between the muffler shop and the Shell station three pines that survive where four were planted on a strip of earth five feet across, forty long, spill their seed cones out onto asphalt. The pungency of eight stunted junipers quickens the lunchtime […]

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Two Adaptations from Red Pine

Two Adaptations from Red Pine Phillips, Robert I Waiting for a Friend Chao Shih-Hsiu, d. 1219 During magnolia season it rains on every vehicle Mosquitoes swarm around swimming pools and spas Waiting after midnight for a bud who won’t show I throw darts with a stranger until closing time II Parting from a Friend Chien […]

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Hornby, Richard Beyond a Reasonable Doubt IN THE JANUARY 17, 2005 ISSUE of The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin published an article entitled “Killer Instincts,” about an Arizona prosecutor who was disbarred for intentionally presenting false evidence in death-penalty cases. Toobin interviewed staff members at the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the […]

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dream of travel, The

dream of travel, The Mason, David NOT LONG AGO I FOUND MYSELF IN A CALIFORNIA AIRPORT en route to visit an ailing parent in Seattle. With two hours to kill, I stopped in one of those terminal bars where you can fill your stomach and, cocooned in anonymity, read a newspaper. One of the two […]

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The enigma of Winston Churchill

More than the sum of his parts: The enigma of Winston Churchill Allen, Brooke “THE FIRST TIME YOU MEET WINSTON,” Winston Churchill’s friend Lady Lytton once remarked, “you see all his faults, and the rest of your life you spend in discovering his virtues.” It was a perspicacious comment, and goes some way toward explaining […]