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Teenage James Joyce’s Beautiful Letter to Ibsen, His Great Hero
Teenage James Joyce’s Beautiful Letter to Ibsen, His Great Hero

“We always keep the dearest things to ourselves.”

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Grandmother’s Glass Eye: Elizabeth Bishop on How Poetry Pretends Life into Reality
Grandmother’s Glass Eye: Elizabeth Bishop on How Poetry Pretends Life into Reality

On the glorious “difficulty of combining the real with the decidedly un-real.”

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How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”
How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”

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R. Crumb Illustrates Kafka
R. Crumb Illustrates Kafka

…and why “Kafkaesque” doesn’t mean what you think it does.

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Ongoingness: Sarah Manguso on Time, Memory, Beginnings and Endings, and the True Measure of Aliveness
Ongoingness: Sarah Manguso on Time, Memory, Beginnings and Endings, and the True Measure of Aliveness

“Perhaps all anxiety might derive from a fixation on moments — an inability to accept life as ongoing.”

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Enormous Smallness: The Sweet Illustrated Story of E. E. Cummings and His Creative Bravery
Enormous Smallness: The Sweet Illustrated Story of E. E. Cummings and His Creative Bravery

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

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