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Donald Antrim’s ‘One Friday in April’ gratefully embraces the medicalization of suicide
The novelist’s latest, ‘Pure Colour,’ is a rare, playful synthesis of the universal and the intimate
Marco Roth talks to, yells at, and pleads with Joshua Cohen about his novel, ‘Moving Kings’
And more from Tablet’s Book Critic at Large.
Experience is the half-life of Glory
I said when you opened
the door whose sign read
I think you have the wrong address
you said. In this house we believe
philosophy is cope for the over
production of elites.
But I said, He who alters his position
alters his luck. Sell your possessions, subscribe to my Substack, and work on yourself simultaneously.
I said watch me. Now you can’t stop staring.
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A 700-page Polish novel is all the rage in Israel, but can it heal the rift between Poles and Jews?
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The country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—bound for the Promised Land
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