Snail’s House

The formative experience of reading cannot be ignored. We are not just the product of a family or of a society, of a religion or of an ethnicity, of… More

An Evening with McSweeney’s

McSweeney’s contributors read excerpts from their translations in McSweeney’s Issue 42—an ambitious experiment that took twelve stories through six phases of translation in a variety of languages, granting each… More

Burma: Bones Will Crow

Two of the Burma’s most esteemed poets, Zeyar Lynn and Khin Aung Aye, read from their work and discuss the country’s budding literary scene with the editor of Bones… More

Obsession: Lewis Lapham on Smoking

Longtime editor Lewis Lapham—who helmed Harper’s for three decades—is also a longtime smoker. He discusses the virtues of smoking and his love of the act, despite its faults and… More

An Excerpt from Cervantes Street

When one man died, he was replaced by another one; when that other man fell wounded, a healthy one emerged from behind him, creating an endless reserve of soldiers… More

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