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The story of a temp worker in Chicago feels like a definitive work of millennial literature, Jia Tolentino writes.
A truly just system must do more than protect the rights of the innocent; it must also respect the humanity of the guilty, Adam Gopnik writes.
Jonathan Dee writes about Nelson Algren, who became one of the most celebrated novelists of his era by probing the souls of society’s least “respectable.” Why did he disappear into obscurity?
“First,” “Making China Modern,” “Vacuum in the Dark,” and “The Cook.”
Joanna Biggs on Susan Choi’s “Trust Exercise,” in which characters reckon with their pasts through fiction.
The clash between data and intuition opens onto a larger debate, Louis Menand writes.
Dan Chiasson on David Baker, a poet of American anti-pastoral who renders both the landscape and the forces that imperil it.
“My Young Life,” “Sounds Like Titanic,” “The Nocilla Trilogy,” and “The Altruists.”