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The Best Essay I Read This Month: “Barbara, Wanda,” By Nathalie Leger

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It’s generally a mark of good writing when a writer is able to render something compelling, even intimate, despite nothing actually happening, plot-wise. Nathalie Leger’s contemplative “Barbara, Wanda,” in the the Fall 2016 Paris Review, is a testament to this kind of understatement.

The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week: “Freedom” by Rachel Cusk

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In “Freedom,” Rachel Cusk explores the difficult task of attaining independence, both from the perspective of those who already have it and those who do not.

Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge

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Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge Peter Orner Little, Brown and Co., August 2013 208 pages $25.00 This review was contributed by John Francisconi. The staff of The Paris Review recently took part in an AMA interview on Reddit, during which they were asked a question about flash fiction’s