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Los Angeles Review of Books
Summer of 1972
Of Good Horses and Bad Science
The Roughneck’s Lament
The Apotheosis of Envy
The Hilarity of Evil
The Genetics of Genre, the Genre of Genetics
I Am Revolted from the Inside
The Fight for America’s Classrooms
Living the Life of Allegory
Music and Lyric: On Poe’s Poetry
Fear and Loathing in Freetown
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The Real Mr. Difficult, or Why Cthulhu Threatens to Destroy the Canon, Self-Interested Literary Essayists, and the Universe Itself. Finally.
We Need To Talk About Tyrion: How HBO Failed George R. R. Martin’s Iconic Character
Echo of Thunder: Earthquakes Swarm and Another Wild Horse Herd Is Disappeared
The Gospel of Paul
“I Don’t Want to See That”: Ethics and Exploitation in “The Comeback” and “Nathan For You”
The Viral Imagination
Paris Envy: Frank Gehry’s Vuitton Foundation
Bebop/Silence: On Hickey & Boggs
On John Williams’s Novel “Augustus”: A Conversation
Hide Your Smiling Faces and the Ownership of Public Deaths
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Five Minutes with Bryan Stevenson
Dialects by Design
PODCAST #72: Mona Simpson
A Funny Process
We’re in This Barroom Brawl Together
An Interview with Andrew Lipstein, Digital Publisher
Stephin Merritt's 101 Two-Letter Words
A New Collection of California Prose
Fun, Fury, and the American Studies Association
PODCAST #71: Craig Davidson
Blank Space on the Family Tree
Caitlin Doughty, Memoir of a Mortician
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has contributed to
The New York Times
, among others. His debut collection of essays,
Friday Was the Bomb
, will be published by Dzanc in May 2014. He lives in Los Angeles.
Nathan Deuel's Articles on LARB
The Tender Underbelly of Soldiers: Phil Klay’s Lives During Wartime
A Life in Our Hands: Community, Crime, and Punishment
Ye Who Enter, Abandon Hope: Hell Is a Hospital in Lore Segal's "Half the Kingdom"
FICTION: NEW & NOTEWORTHY
A Former Soviet Union: Elliott Holt's "You Are One of Them"
Boats Are in Trees and Photocopiers Are on the Beach: Lucy Corin’s "One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses"
Total Eclipse of the Bar: Nathan Deuel on ‘Turn Around Bright Eyes’
Rising Temperatures: Maggie O'Farrell's "Instructions for a Heatwave"
Life in Beirut
How to Succeed — in a Van, and Otherwise
Finding Words For What Is Horrible: Aleksandar Hemon's "The Book of My Lives"
Fear is Fun: Nathaniel Rich's "Odds Against Tomorrow"
Getting Out of the Picture: On Being Nick Flynn
Take It From a Soldier: On Kevin Powers's "Yellow Birds"
In Praise of Nightmares: Josip Novakovich's "Shopping for a Better Country"
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