>The New Yorker: "Soldier’s Joy" by Antonya Nelson

>It’s pure coincidence, but I also read today a John Cheever story to which this Nelson piece bears a resemblance.…

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>The New Yorker: "Pumpkin Head" by Joyce Carol Oates

>This story has moments that gripped me, but I never quite got over the stumbling beginning. I don’t want to…

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>The New Yorker: "The Limner" by Julian Barnes

>Didn’t you think this was a little too predictable? It was a nicely told tale, skillfully using archaic language and…

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