n+1, Issue 2: Happiness (Winter 2005)
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n+1 is a New York–based American literary magazine that publishes social criticism, political commentary, essays, art, poetry, book reviews, and short fiction. It is published three times each year, and content is published on its website several times each week. Each print issue averages around 200 pages in length.
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Issue Two - Happiness, Winter 2005: 189 pgs
The aftermath of Bush’s second election. Theory after the fall. Literary readings: cancel them. “Is J. M. Coetzee afraid of life?” Elif Batuman brings Isaac Babel‘s last living relatives to California. George Scialabba massacres Christopher Hitchens.
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who had somehow developed a crush on Pirozhkova, based on the pictures from the 1930s which show her to be, indeed, an extremely attractive woman. Josh’s parents were Star Wars fans and his full name is Joshua Sky Walker; to differentiate him from other Joshes, he is often called Skywalker. “Man, do I hope I get to pick her up from the airport,” Skywalker said of Pirozhkova. “I hope so too,” I said, “but you do realize she must be more than ninety years old.” “I don’t care—she is so hot. You
day, ever since the discussion at the end of his panel. Robert Alter had just finished comparing a passage in Madame Bovary, in which flies are dying in the bottom of a glass of cider, to Babel’s description of the death of Squadron Commander Trunov. The similarity was supposed to be that both Babel and Flaubert were aestheticizing the banal. The moderator was my advisor, Monika Greenleaf, a person known for her brilliant and wild connections. At a slow moment in the discussion, Monika returned
“There is a moral density to be found in certain forms of ugliness.” No one should dare to destroy or change them. Since I don’t want to be accused of offering a method that is no method at all, or promising a solution to the deficiencies of experience without giving a step-by-step procedure, let me list again the steps to aestheticism. 1. Regard all things as you would a work of art. 2. Understand that it is never wrong to seek in art the stimulation of desire, wonder, or lust, or to search for
pass entirely unnoticed. His very, very frequent political columns have occasionally seemed tossed off, it’s true; but his books about Cyprus, the Palestinians, the British monarchy, and the Elgin Marbles are seriously argued. Though he lives in Washington, DC, and is said to be very fond of fancy parties, he has famously insulted and called for the incarceration of a sitting President and a ubiquitously befriended diplomat and Nobel laureate. And he appears on all those self-important TV talk
comedy—which is how one might expect Roth to handle this particular plot. It’s also not a tragedy, which is what Roth has been writing in recent years—tragedies that take in the whole arc of a man’s life and his struggles with the political extremes of his time—1950s McCarthyism (I Married a Communist), 1960s radicalism (American Pastoral), 1990s sexual morality and political correctness (The Human Stain). This book takes place over only two years, from 1940 to 1942. It would seem to be a