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Beautiful essay on The Millions site by writer Josh Rolnick, whose debut collection Pulp and Paper comes out this fall. I began to resent what seemed to me the unprovable premise that there existed any useful structure or scheme of ascendable rungs whose rule was that my stories weren’t good enough at first but might be better […]


In its continuing series “A Brief Survey of the Short Story,” The Guardian discussed last week the work of Polish poet and author Tadeusz Borowski. Borowski was arrested by the Gestapo in 1942, spent two years in Auschwitz as a kapo, “a non-Jewish inmate who works, schemes and exploits to survive amid daily slaughter.”  Borowski […]