“Reading makes us human.”
A reading list of essays we loved from Catapult magazine.
“I am just one parent. What if more parents read translated books with their children?”
Jason Guriel | On Browsing | November 2022 | 4,361 words (15 minutes) Let’s browse a bookstore—a Platonic one, a composite. Let’s wander an aisle, running our fingertips across a wall of spines. One spine, thick and black, juts out: the recent NYRB Classics reissue of William Gaddis’s novel The Recognitions. It’s a block of a book, […]
“The paradox of the library in our time is that it aspires to be vast but is also selective and bounded – a tiny droplet of material in a seemingly limitless sea of content.”
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A short list of books we loved (and featured) this year.
The writer of the Immigrant Strong newsletter wants to diversify your bookshelf.
“Why, a decade ago, did my father give me the heavy gift of a controversial 100-year-old Oswald Spengler tome? It took a pandemic for me to find out.”
How will artificial intelligence change literature?