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A Rose Is a Rose Is … Your Experience of a Rose? A Writer Plumbs Consciousness

By the standards of the genre, Parks’s effort is minor. Speaking to just Manzotti and those three people over the course of a few...

Walter J. Minton, Publisher Who Defied Censors, Dies at 96

In 1964, Mr. Minton published “Candy,” a pornography spoof written six years earlier by the novelist and screenwriter Terry Southern and the poet Mason...

Susan Choi Wins National Book Award for ‘Trust Exercise’

Susan Choi won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday night for “Trust Exercise,” a novel set in the 1980s at a competitive...

‘Black Radical’ Remembers a Bold Life and Reclaims It for Our Current Moment

Greenidge positions Trotter as a radical populist, distinct not only from the conservative Washington but also the progressive Du Bois. This bid for mass...

From Nabokov and Lawrence, Giants of 20th-Century Fiction, New Volumes of Nonfiction

Here is the best passage in “Think, Write, Speak,” one that, were I a tattoo person, I would consider advertising on my forearm:“In a...

In a Chaotic World, Dungeons & Dragons Is Resurgent

It wasn’t that many years ago that Dungeons & Dragons had been nearly left for dead.The tabletop role-playing game had once been “one of...

Stephen Dixon, Prolific Writer of Experimental Fiction, Dies at 83

“There have been times when I’ve had the feeling he was leaning over my shoulder, giving me approval and directing my prose,” Mr. Dixon...

How to Get the Most Out of National Novel Writing Month

Some authors consider writer’s block a myth, one that romanticizes the creative process, but Faulkner said he does think that “writers can be shut...

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When Snakes Had Use for a Pair of Legs

Snakes, with their sleek bodies and kaleidoscopic diversity, have long entranced humans. But we know very little about the...
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The Trees and the Forest of New Towers

This article is part of our November Design special section, which focuses on style, function and form in the...

A Rose Is a Rose Is … Your Experience of a Rose? A Writer Plumbs Consciousness

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When Snakes Had Use for a Pair of Legs

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