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Let Him Buy Groceries in Peace, and Other News

Is that the author of The Map and the Territory in there?Today in Houellebecq: the author has inveighed against Le Monde, the French newspaper of record, for ...

August 28, 2015 09:17 AM

Poultry Suite

Jean Pagliuso, Black #5, 2005.Jean Pagliuso takes pictures of chickens. It’s a risky subject—to hear about it, you’d worry you were dealing with the same ...

August 27, 2015 06:30 PM

What Happened to O?

The death of an exclamation.William Blake had me thinking about death.I was lying on my couch, Norton Anthology in my lap, when I stumbled on Blake’s poem ...

August 27, 2015 03:03 PM

Of Plums and Iceboxes

A watercolor of the Wickson plum by Deborah Griscom Passmore, 1896Because my neighbors were out of town, I had been offered the gift of their weekly fruit and ...

August 27, 2015 12:15 PM

Ignorance Studies, and Other News

An illustration of ignorance personified from an 1890 edition of Pilgrim’s Progress.Literary fame has been a thorny thing more or less forever—according to ...

August 27, 2015 09:01 AM

A New Kind of Refinement

Guillaume Apollinaire and Madeleine Pagès in December 1915.A letter from Guillaume Apollinaire to Madeleine Pagès, dated October 11, 1915. Apollinaire had met ...

August 26, 2015 06:28 PM