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Essays

Last Rites and Comic Flights

A funeral in a 1984 Japanese film offers moments of slapstick amid the solemnity

Essays

Last Rites and Comic Flights

A funeral in a 1984 Japanese film offers moments of slapstick amid the solemnity

ARTICLES

Polish Lessons

Four decades ago, a young American found himself in Warsaw during turbulent, extraordinary times

A Remembrance of  Places Both Empty and Full

The divine, stark photographs of Robert Adams

The Believer

When nobody would touch Joyce’s manuscript, Sylvia Beach stepped in

Ter Conatus

Reading Joyce in a minor key

Know Me Come Eat With Me

In the world of Ulysses, food turns out to be everything

Polish Lessons

Four decades ago, a young American found himself in Warsaw during turbulent, extraordinary times

A Remembrance of  Places Both Empty and Full

The divine, stark photographs of Robert Adams

The Believer

When nobody would touch Joyce’s manuscript, Sylvia Beach stepped in

Ter Conatus

Reading Joyce in a minor key

Know Me Come Eat With Me

In the world of Ulysses, food turns out to be everything

It Happened One Day in June

Why Ulysses is as vital as ever— compelling, complex, and direct

For the Joy of Joyce

Abandon the notion of high-minded seriousness and simply enter into the novel’s flow

The Bomb Next Door

Eighty years into the atomic age, U.S. nuclear power reactors have produced several million tons

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DEPARTMENTS

editor's note

tuning up

Mullet Street

On New Orleans’s most famous thoroughfare, it’s always 1986

Single Origin or Bust

The quest of the modern connoisseur

When ‘All-Inclusive’ Is Anything But

What’s to become of a modest, beloved vacation retreat?

Melville’s Chowder

In search of a 19th-century recipe

A Voice From Beyond

Can we sense our loved ones when they’re gone?

poetry

Stanzas From a Locked-Down World

Form, fragment, and memory in the lyrics of Terrance Hayes

anniversaries

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fiction

commonplace book

Book essay

She Was the Toast of the World

The dramas and diaries of Edna St. Vincent Millay

book reviews

Morals, Meaning, and Nonsense

Ethical inquiry requires lived experience, not just logical examination

Different People, Different Stories

On the complexities of lumping psychiatric patients into categories

More Than a ‘Mere Echo’

English versions of foreign literature must stand on their own

What a Long, Strange Trip It Was

The explosive writer who created worlds alien and mundane

A Whale of a Story

The parallel lives of   Moby-Dick’s creator and the historian who rescued him from obscurity

California Scheming

Has one of the 20th century’s greatest unsolved crimes finally been cracked?

Subatomic Inspiration

The enigmatic thinker behind the Large Hadron Collider