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Ursula K. Le Guin on the art of fiction: “A genre is a form, in a sense, and that can lead you to ideas that you would not have just thought up if you were working in an undefined field.” And Emmanuel Carrère on the art of nonfiction: “Like everyone, I know some big words, but I try my damndest not to use them.”
New fiction from Benjamin Nugent, Ottessa Moshfegh, Andrew Martin, Christine Smallwood, and Bill Cotter, and a translation of Karl Kraus by Jonathan Franzen.
Poems by Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Jana Prikryl, Durs Grünbein, Maureen N. McLane, Craig Morgan Teicher, Luigia Sorrentino, Dan Chiasson, Charles Simic, and Frederick Seidel. A portfolio of Dutch scenes, curated by Lydia Davis.
Ottessa Moshfegh, The Weirdos Full Text
Dan Chiasson, Bicentennial
Durs Grünbein, Peacocks on Broadway
Maureen N. McLane, As I Was Saying, the Sun
Rowan Ricardo Phillips, The Mind After Everything Has Happened
Jana Prikryl, “A Place as Good as Any”
Craig Morgan Teicher, Why Poetry: A Partial Autobiography