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I Like Your Shoes | The New Yorker

This is the fourth story in this summer’s online Flash Fiction series. You can read the entire series, and our Flash Fiction stories from 2017 and 2018, here.The note read “I like your shoes.” She found it spelled out in the condensation…

Citizen Punch | The New Yorker

This is the third story in this summer’s online Flash Fiction series. You can read the entire series, and our Flash Fiction stories from 2017 and 2018, here.Citizen Punch, sitting under his humped back and sugarloaf hat on the lip of the…

The Absolute Originality of Georges Perec

Even if Georges Perec had not written a novel without the letter “E”—“La disparition,” later rendered into “E”-less English as “A Void”—he would still be one of the most unusual writers of the twentieth century. Among his works are a…

Skylight | The New Yorker

This is the second story in this summer’s online Flash Fiction series. You can read the entire series, and our Flash Fiction stories from 2017 and 2018, here.The elevator gate had gold chalices with flowers and spirals of black iron…

“This Is Pleasure,” by Mary Gaitskill

M.I’d known Quin for maybe five years when he told me this story—really not even a story, more like an anecdote—about a woman he’d met on the street. Quin believed that he could perceive people’s most essential nature just by looking at…

What We’re Reading in the Summer of 2019

“Picture,” by Lillian RossLillian Ross’s “Picture,” originally published in 1952 and now happily reissued by the New York Review Books Classics imprint, is an immensely enjoyable work about the immensely unenjoyable process of making a…
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