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Writing tagged New York Review of Books

  1. Everything had to be new

    On the fads of 19th century Parisian bohemia.

  2. Slender gains

    A bit from a review of a book by Katherine Boo, about how the poor complain about their neighbours more than they do about the rich.

  3. Midcult

    Some bits about “midcult”, Dwight Macdonald’s term for middlebrow culture.

  4. Failure quotes

    Two quotes about failure, from Samuel Beckett and Stephen Spender.