Winter 2017 Issue


Editor's Note


Robert Wilson


Responses to Our Autumn 2016 Issue

Our readers

Letters From …

Côte d’Ivoire: Smart Girls

Julia Lichtblau

Works in Progress

Full Steam Ahead

Dan Westergren

Spies Like Us

John Hughes-Wilson

Gratitude for a Femme Fatale

Peter Carlson

A Museum for the People Behind the Volumes

Margaret Foster

Widening the Whistleblower’s Reach

Gwendolyn Purdom

Ulysses: The Video Game

Elyse Graham

Tuning Up

Waiting With Kipling

Rachel Hadas

Commonplace Book

Winter 2017

Anne Matthews

Book Essay

The Gogol Notebook

Angela Davis-Gardner

Book Reviews

Selective Memory

Christoph Irmscher

Controlled Experiments
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Aileen M. Kelly

Too Much Poetic License

Andrew Motion

Sisters of the Night Sky

Sam Kean

Feeling No Pain

Nathalie Lagerfeld

American Places

The Backroads of New Mexico

Jennifer Cavan


“We Must Not Be Enemies”

Amitai Etzioni

Progressives who wish for a less reactionary America could begin by trying to understand the Trump voter

Milton Friedman’s Misadventures in China

Julian B. Gewirtz

The stubborn advocate of free markets tangles with the ideologues of a state-run economy

The Life Unlived

André Aciman

On W. G. Sebald and the uncertainties of time

Good Neighbors
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Tamara Dean

When beavers came between us and a farmer down the road, we knew something more was at stake

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Kyoko Mori

A life spent mainly in the company of cats has meant relishing the comforts of domesticity and solitude

Tales From Motor City

Laura Bernstein-Machlay

Left for dead yet pulsing with life again, Detroit survives as a place of inconsistency and contradiction

The Last Bursts of Memory
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James VanOosting

As my father’s dementia progressed, the stories of his life became less accurate but more vivid


Come, Labor On
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Tom Jenks


Just Saying

Langdon Hammer

Four Poems
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David Barber


The Lightness of Errol Flynn

Brian Doyle

In praise of the irresistible swashbuckler

The Old Master

Sudip Bose

Neville Marriner breathed new life into Baroque music, with a sense of drive and panache