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‘The Story of the Lost Child,’ by Elena Ferrante

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:00am
In the fourth and final installment of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series, we have arrived at the 21st century and Elena, its narrator, is growing old.









Bookends: Do We Mistake Inaccessibility for Brilliance?

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 6:00am
Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison discuss whether we overvalue difficulty in literature.









Eli Gottlieb’s ‘Best Boy’

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:00am
An autistic man hatches a plan to escape his confinement in a care facility.









‘Give Us the Ballot,’ by Ari Berman

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:00am
A narrative history of the continuing efforts to weaken the Voting Rights Act of 1965.









ArtsBeat: ‘Puppies’ Unrewarded at Sci-Fi Book Awards

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 5:21pm
This year’s Hugo Awards had turned into a test of the genre’s politics.









Letters: New Orleans, 10 Years Later

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:51pm
Readers respond to a recent essay by Walter Isaacson and more.









‘We Believe the Children,’ by Richard Beck

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:42pm
The fantasy of Satanic abuse at preschools in the 1980s.