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You should just go home because today is an international holiday:  Fyodor Dostoevsky, Kurt Vonnegut, Mary Gaitskill, and Carlos Fuentes (above) were all born on this day.

The New Inquiry and Jacobin are the the new socialist wunderkinds of America.

Michelle Dean on Claudia Roth Pierpont’s Roth Unbound

The death of the novel inscription.

Did Camus write a Jewish summer camp song? 

How do you get a title like “The Master of Fermentation“?

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