What’s on the nightstand of Yale’s Professors…

Over spring break, the YRB staff asked faculty members to tell us what they were reading “for fun.” Here are their...

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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories book by Alice Munro

By turns both lovely and frustrating, Alice Munro’s book of nine new stories, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship,...

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Half a Life book by V.S. Naipaul

Half a Life plunges the reader into the middle of a story and ends, half a life distant, at the beginning of another....

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Atonement book by Ian McEwan

People invent stories to defend or promote themselves, to entertain or challenge or plead with their audience, to offer...

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The John Fante Reader edited by Stephen Cooper

Sadly, it is one of the curses of their trade that great novelists often lead lives that resemble bad novels. Like a...

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O Rouse Up, Young Men of the New Age book by Kenzaburo Oe

Since the birth of his mentally handicapped son Hikari more than 30 years ago, Kenzaburo Oe has often drawn on the...

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