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Two decades of the web: a utopia no longer
Evgeny Morozov traces the development of the web from the laboratories of the Cold War to the world of venture capital and big money …
Length: 9 minutes (2365 words)
Like many in the literary world, LARB’s fiction editor Matthew Specktor was intrigued by the appearance, on Twitter and elsewhere online, of people claiming to be critics Michiko Kakutani and…
Length: 10 minutes (2626 words)
Why Read the Classics?
Let us begin with a few suggested definitions. 1) The classics are the books of which we usually hear people say: I am rereading and never I am reading . This at least happens among those who…
Published: Oct. 9, 1986
Length: 1 minutes (303 words)
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Doree had to take three buses—one to Kincardine, where she waited for one to London, where she waited again, for the city bus out to the facility. She started the trip on a Sunday at nine in the…
Author: Alice Munro
Published: June 5, 2006
Length: 4 minutes (1008 words)
The 10 best long reads
The Goldfinch Donna Tartt, 2013Tartt doesn’t really do small; her two previous nove
Author: Alex Clark
Published: Oct. 12, 2013
E.M Forster on the Novel and Why Aristotle Was Wrong About Character
“Character,” says Aristotle, gives us qualities, but it is in actions—what we do—that we are happy or the reverse.” We have already decided that Aristotle is wrong…
Author: Julia Wick
Published: Feb. 13, 2015
Length: 1 minutes (366 words)
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