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The Poetics of the Psyche: Adam Phillips on Why Psychoanalysis Is Like Literature and How Art Soothes the Soul
The Poetics of the Psyche: Adam Phillips on Why Psychoanalysis Is Like Literature and How Art Soothes the Soul

“Everybody is dealing with how much of their own aliveness they can bear and how much they need to anesthetize themselves.”

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Annie Dillard on the Art of the Essay and Narrative Nonfiction vs. Poetry and Short Stories
Annie Dillard on the Art of the Essay and Narrative Nonfiction vs. Poetry and Short Stories

“Writers serve as the memory of a people. They chew over our public past.”

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Salvador Dalí’s Sinister and Sensual Paintings for Dante’s <em>Divine Comedy</em>
Salvador Dalí’s Sinister and Sensual Paintings for Dante’s Divine Comedy

From Heaven to Hell in melting faces and flying bones.

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From the Gold Rush to Silicon Valley: How Mark Twain Became the Steve Jobs of His Day
From the Gold Rush to Silicon Valley: How Mark Twain Became the Steve Jobs of His Day

The power of mischief, timing, and typography.

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Flannery O’Connor on Why the Grotesque Appeals to Us, Plus a Rare Recording of Her Reading “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”
Flannery O’Connor on Why the Grotesque Appeals to Us, Plus a Rare Recording of Her Reading “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”

“There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored.”

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Djuna Barnes Interviews James Joyce in 1922: The Iconic Irishman’s Most Significant Interview
Djuna Barnes Interviews James Joyce in 1922: The Iconic Irishman’s Most Significant Interview

“He turned to quill and paper, for so he could arrange, in the necessary silence, the abundant inadequacies of life, as a laying-out of jewels — jewels with a will to decay.”

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