Five notable personal essays published this year, on friendship, loss, war, endings, and metaphors.
This week, our editors recommend stories by Ryan Devereaux, Tess McNulty, Alyssa Harad, Leland Cecco, and Caitlin Giddings
In this intense and gorgeous braided essay, Alyssa Harad contemplates the end of the world, alternatives to catastrophe narratives, and the many small endings that occur each day, everywhere, to everyone and everything. It’s that tsunami siren and its relationship to the rest of the novel that haunts me now. Situated in the deep background, […]