“She asked if she was under arrest. No, what made her think that? They were just going to have a little chat. The threat hidden in that twee bloodless phrase.”
By Hari Kunzru
This Week in Fiction
Hari Kunzru on Privacy, Surveillance, and Paranoia
The author discusses “A Transparent Woman,” his story from this week’s issue of the magazine.
By Deborah Treisman
“The Republic of Bad Taste”
If you liked “A Transparent Woman,” we think you will enjoy this story, from 2015.
By Jonathan Franzen
From New York Times bestselling author and economics columnist
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Essays & Criticism
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A conventional story of a band’s rise turns into a book on another plane entirely.
By Jonathan Dee
The Fiction Podcast
Allegra Goodman Reads Eudora Welty
The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “No Place for You, My Love,” by Eudora Welty, from a 1952 issue of the magazine.
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