We Are What We Pretend to Be

Previously unpublished work by the esteemed novelist Kurt Vonnegut would be cause for rejoicing under any circumstance. But this pairing of some of his earliest fiction in manuscript with the final work left unfinished at his death is a particularly potent combination that gives his fans a rich juxtaposition of material to reflect upon.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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