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Editor, The New York Times Book Review — New York Times

Editor at The New York Times Book Review.

The New York Times — Browse best seller lists, book reviews & news for authors, fiction & non-fiction, literature, biographies, memoirs, children's books, science fiction & self-help."

Inside the List - — Proust For The People: Almost 100 years after his death, Marcel Proust has finally cracked the best-seller list. Sort of. The French artist Stéphane Heuet's illustrated interpretation of "Swann's Way," the first volume of Proust's sprawling semiautobiographical novel "In Search of Lost Time," is at No.
Aug 27, 2015

RT @readluciaberlin: Another mention in The New York Times. “perfectly, pungently Berlin” Inside the List #readlucia #luciaberlin

Aug 31, 2015

Using the graphic novel to free Proust from a "ghetto of snobs"

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How ‘Privilege’ Became a Provocation — This spring, the novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie put a new spin on the commencement speech, that most staid of genres. Speaking at Wellesley College, she didn't emphasize how the graduates had been helped by their education, but how they had been hindered by it.
Jul 14, 2015

"It’s the fumbling hope that acknowledging privilege could offer some temporary absolution for having it."…

Jul 14, 2015

.@parul_sehgal thinks through the subtle shades of the word "privilege" and why it is instant kindling…

Jul 14, 2015

RT @sashagila: .@parul_sehgal thinks through the subtle shades of the word "privilege" and why it is instant kindling…

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‘Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty’ — Marilyn Minter is partial to spit, ­spatter and redheads. Hers is a "Black Mass brand of femininity," in the words of the poet Eileen Myles, and she's become best known for candy-colored shots of dirty feet in designer heels, puffy pubic hair, navels ringed with beads of sweat; paintings and photographs that blur high art and high fashion, photorealism and abstraction.

Review: Vendela Vida’s ‘The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty’ Offers Freedom to Escape — Vendela Vida's heroines have a particular talent for suffering. When their marriages cool or ancient family secrets worm into the light, these women take their troubles on holiday. They prefer to do their grieving somewhere picturesque: the Philippines (" And Now You Can Go," 2003), Finland ( "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name," 2007), Turkey ("The Lovers," 2010).

Mothers of Invention — AS AN INSTITUTION, the family is in the curious position of being regarded as both crucial to human survival and inimical to human freedom. It bears a note of bondage down to its root; family, that wonderfully warm, nourishing-sounding word (it's the echo of mammal, mammary, mama, I suspect), derives from the Latin familia, a group of servants, the human property of a given household, from famulus, slave.
Jun 01, 2015

My @bookforum essay on radical narrative possibilities of family life (feat Jenny Offill, Maggie Nelson & more) is up…

Jun 01, 2015

RT @Nosowsky: Yup, we're in a radical moment for writing on motherhood, caretaking, family. @parul_sehgal smartly surveys the field…

Jun 01, 2015

A big smart omnibus piece by @parul_sehgal on parenting & literature: As ever, she & I half-disagree, but it's great.

Jun 01, 2015

So it turns out that I will read @parul_sehgal on pretty much any topic. Here she is on new narratives on parenthood.…

Jun 01, 2015

RT @lpolgreen: So it turns out that I will read @parul_sehgal on pretty much any topic. Here she is on new narratives on parenthood.…

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The 2010 Listen-Up Awards — In a year that kicked off with the rumbling of Eyjafjallajökull and stayed somber, we turned to audiobooks for escapism and edification-and we got more than we bargained for.

Review: ‘The Edge Becomes the Center’ Explores the Rubble of Rebuilding — "Thrive, cities," Walt Whitman wrote in "Crossing the Brooklyn Ferry," one of his great love songs to urban life. "Expand" but "Keep your places."

How ‘Flawless’ Became a Feminist Declaration — The word "flaw" is some 700 years old. It was born from fire and ice, first used to mean "ember" and "snowflake" - some fragment of a whole gone astray. It evolved to signify "defect," initially in surfaces and soon after in character.
Mar 29, 2015

Here are a few reasons, starting with @parul_sehgal's perfect essay on how "flawless" became a feminist declaration:…

Mar 29, 2015

RT @miralowe: How ‘Flawless’ Became a Feminist Declaration

Mar 29, 2015

How ‘Flawless’ Became a Feminist Declaration, via @nytimes Fabulous flawless essay.…

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Aug 19, 2015

RT @nprmonkeysee: Great, hard, necessary writing from my friend @GeeDee215 about black journalists covering black deaths.…

Aug 15, 2015

RT @marcuschown: The names of 17,306 people who have drowned crossing the Mediterranean laid out at entrance of European Parliament

Aug 14, 2015

RT @lpolgreen: Bail is probably the most powerful single piece of evidence of the criminalization of poverty. Great @NYTmag piece.…

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