No. 26

I still had the Piedmontese capital in my mind; the monarchic city with its piazzas inhabited by scientists and kings, by politicians and by warriors motionless in tired and solemn poses on their pedestals of stone, I still had in mind all of the strange lyricism of its fateful geometric construction.
—Giorgio de Chirico

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Jamel Brinkley

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Dear Friend

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Revisit the prizewinning title essay from ​Yiyun Li's collection Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life,​ out now in paperback:​ “​A​ meditation on the fact that literature itself lives and gives life​.​" —Marilynne Robinson

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