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Memories of Chevreuse

Memories of Chevreuse

Patrick Modiano— Leaving Chevreuse, there’s a bend in the road, then a narrow tree-lined highway. After a few miles, the entrance to a village, and soon you were running alongside… READ MORE

Where Life Is, Hope Can Survive

Where Life Is, Hope Can Survive

It needs to be said that, unlike some more recent cultures, the joy-loving and disarmingly honest ancient Greeks did not believe that suffering ennobled, educated, or improved the character of… READ MORE

Between Memory and History

Between Memory and History

Ward Toward is the 118th volume in the Yale Series of Younger Poets, in which Cindy Juyoung Ok moves assuredly between spaces—from the psych ward to a prison cell, from… READ MORE

The Elusive Archive

The Elusive Archive

Despina Stratigakos— How I wish this book had existed when I was a student pursuing the fugitive histories of women architects! In the 1990s publications on women in architecture were… READ MORE

Selected Poems From The Earth in the Attic

Selected Poems From The Earth in the Attic

In The Earth in the Attic, Fady Joudah, a Palestinian-American physician, explores big themes—identity, war, religion, what we hold in common—while never losing sight of the quotidian, the specific. Join us as… READ MORE

Finding Hope Among the Fragments

Finding Hope Among the Fragments

Ward Toward is the 118th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets, in which Cindy Juyoung Ok moves assuredly between spaces—from the psych ward to a prison cell, from… READ MORE

The Sky Turns Black from Smoke

The Sky Turns Black from Smoke

Marci Shore— The Sky Turns Black from Smoke Close to midnight on Tuesday, 18 February 2014, twenty-one-year-old Misha Martynenko, reeking of smoke, returned to the Kiev apartment he shared with… READ MORE

Humanity’s Group Size Problem

Humanity’s Group Size Problem

Paul R. Ehrlich— Many of our problems seem traceable to Homo sapiens being a small-group animal, most comfortable in collections of under 150 people or so, the so-called Dunbar’s number…. READ MORE

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