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"I was beginning to realize that what frightened me was imagining the need that I would have to filter all of this… https://t.co/URZ8t4wmLNFrom our archives: "The very idea of personhood demands a narrative and a meshing of present and past." https://t.co/bhwO37gaK6"For some, praying the right way has become a black-market affair," writes Rahmane Idrissa from Niamey, Niger:… https://t.co/0CaueLfQHB"Camus’s insight into the anger and resentment born of genuine suffering and guilty memory introduces a nuance of e… https://t.co/c9wrnMHPV3
4/2
2020
“The western length of Manhattan is lined with thousands of apartments worth millions of dollars, most of them buil… https://t.co/3oyEmkXF1Q"I’ve spent a lot of time recently urging the young writers I’ve worked with to be patient if they find themselves… https://t.co/jxXdLxVwMQA Change in Lesson Plans: Homeschooling in a Pandemic | @nybooks https://t.co/eb8owClLpG https://t.co/rJ1LDWlbsF
Retweeted by The New York Review of Books“A patient who has for years said she wants to die is working harder than anyone to keep herself safe.” https://t.co/dyQrrAwx4k“By the time the 1918 pandemic was done with Nigeria, more than 2 percent of the population lay dead. To avoid a re… https://t.co/eR4nHHU7wyIsrael and American Jews: rift or drift? https://t.co/Px0FGZG0Mt“Revolution is my immediate reference point. Shops shuttered, businesses closed, desolate streets under 7 PM to 6 A… https://t.co/HWeuAxnaC4"One gift an artist might give to other artists is a demonstration of how to make work without shame." https://t.co/DGrehRQEKF“I attend a Zen meditation via Zoom… The sounds of the wooden mallet and bells are flat, compressed through my lapt… https://t.co/NCt2iWjFvo
4/1
2020
“My normal life is the life of a shut-in, as a writer with no other job, and for me this time has been disconcertin… https://t.co/nioqEL6u8Z“Vacationers no longer seem simply intrusive; they now feel deadly,” writes @rugamarspr from San Juan:… https://t.co/C5YihmChPx“By circumambulating the city, I hoped I could open it up:” a mini essay I wrote for ⁦@nybooks⁩ ⁦@NYRDaily⁩ on asce… https://t.co/s6EOEg5gK3
Retweeted by The New York Review of BooksScenes from New York by @Penmanphoto: https://t.co/Am67Fc9LdJ https://t.co/2idk55FyPt
Retweeted by The New York Review of Books“I used to go swing dancing to The Fat Babies at the Green Mill every week. Now I put on Fats Waller and do sit-ups… https://t.co/2p9boKbPUUInt'l law permits restrictions on liberty in times of nat'l emergency that are necessary & proportionate. But be v… https://t.co/r79tunwhtF
Retweeted by The New York Review of Books#coronavirus and other plagues. "History has much to teach us about facing the spread of an invisible enemy", write… https://t.co/t8cNl71uHW
Retweeted by The New York Review of BooksAuthoritarian-minded leaders are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to censor critics and grap power. That may be… https://t.co/eOTUx2JO7O
Retweeted by The New York Review of Books#WatchmenHBO reverses American policing and race. “But every reversal, like a spinning wheel, picks up residue,” wr… https://t.co/vKfv8wNRzG“We live in the mountains, where we are always prepared for weather that knocks out the power or washes away roads,… https://t.co/fwxTCUOMgZ“I wrestle with the fact that our obligation to our students doesn’t go away when we move to online classes, but ou… https://t.co/eTsdJrxlt9“This thing called transference-love is a pretty wobbly notion, if not a cover-up for the attraction that develops… https://t.co/LXEUaW8ywD“We were sharing our hostel with a suntanned family of five from Perth, halfway through a vacation they seemed grim… https://t.co/6yVKOEocFz
3/31
2020
"I can’t decide if the symptom is confusing or confusion is the symptom." Elisa Gabbert reads her journal entry fro… https://t.co/mPoeAA6H4J“I decided that with this gift of time, we might teach our kids the things we have not yet gotten around to teachin… https://t.co/ZUjOhrQSib“Being a single parent in quarantine is like being a parent except the inside of your mind has become an insane asy… https://t.co/CT5goWxBJb
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Retweeted by The New York Review of BooksGrowing up, my favorite short story was Katherine Anne Porter's "Pale Horse, Pale Rider." @nybooks has an excerpt o… https://t.co/Z9o0uOZCui
Retweeted by The New York Review of BooksWrote a little postcard from Cairo for @NYRDaily @nybooks https://t.co/pw1vuiuNE5
Retweeted by The New York Review of BooksRonald Reagan said good morning to America. Bernie Sanders told America, “We’re. Not. Crazy.” https://t.co/3wGEmxxMcY"I realize that antagonism is a form of relation; maybe, for a critic, an especially energizing kind of social enta… https://t.co/ft81cdmlps🧅 as beautiful distraction: https://t.co/zcr7CRKDPe
Retweeted by The New York Review of Books"Though I have no idea when I will be able to return home, I have never felt closer to it," writes @AidaAlami from… https://t.co/EpU6ee0HHIFrom our archives: "Are there limits to what Orbán can do?" https://t.co/DUSMaFITl0📱😷💕A pandemic journal entry in texts from @etammykim 💕😷📱https://t.co/BNSHSGJG3n https://t.co/zqFz9p5Ohu“Many apartments in my neighborhood have been turned into Airbnb rentals. They’re all empty now, eliminating anothe… https://t.co/H4KQCprok6Women’s jail admissions in rural areas increased 45 percent between 2000 and 2013, while in urban areas they were u… https://t.co/JuXodb3LH6I've actually been waiting for Alma Guillermoprieto to write about these times, and her letter from Bogotá is both… https://t.co/iZNxzsKgGa
Retweeted by The New York Review of Books“A few days ago, we all became soldiers. French President Emmanuel Macron said in a televised speech that we were a… https://t.co/JPmyvzVS5T
Retweeted by The New York Review of BooksIvan Sršen writes from Zagreb: "I woke up shivering with panic, unable to breathe. I thought that it had come to ge… https://t.co/Vh0xAM149f“The pandemic seems to have exacerbated class conflicts that have long simmered just beneath the surface in the Ham… https://t.co/OkLf7QqP4v“The Mother really could pull off any style. She had a rare flair for reinventing without fictionalizing herself.”… https://t.co/4alfaBbXd8Quarantine viewing: "There is much to recommend #SharpObjects: its visual language is rich and fugal (blades, pigs,… https://t.co/xCa7OzY6nv"Danger, all by itself, seems inert; it’s the consequence of danger that causes trouble. It’s like falling: the fal… https://t.co/ZoXirbh9Wy
3/30
2020
From our archives: "I don’t really regard my books as biographies. I’ve never had the slightest interest in writing… https://t.co/2C0RJw4cQl"Crowds of migrant laborers, without jobs, without wages, thronged silently toward the trains that would soon stop… https://t.co/1xsgQMOkbQPhotographs of New York City on lockdown: https://t.co/WpQVW9DTTa 📸: Phil Penman https://t.co/MLMegfPHyd"We so badly want to be able to erase our environmental sins, even—in a perverse twist—if it means erasing ourselve… https://t.co/6V1auVJkerFrom our archives: prime quarantine viewing. https://t.co/vKV18KEyeM"Over the last decade or so, the social safety net has been gutted—and now we are paying the price... This virus ch… https://t.co/3I0jBQWQwqHow should a tear bee? https://t.co/jvIKZXoMvK"Last Wednesday night I met my friend Eddy and we sat six feet apart on the bench in the middle of Houston Street—b… https://t.co/QAuqfQYjs3
3/29
2020
"It looks good, the world without us!" Alma Guillermoprieto in Bogota: https://t.co/DoNey4XgR0 https://t.co/hmioptfUk1“After the crash of 2008, Ayn Rand had a revival... 'Atlas Shrugged' reportedly sold 500,000 copies in 2009, more t… https://t.co/7FM4FfDY2H“I know it’s wrong but I can understand why people want to be here,” writes Jenny Uglow from Cumbria, as Brits stre… https://t.co/VevSg7V9j0In the words of Eamon Duffy, writing about documents of the bubonic plague, “From the eye of the storm, it seemed p… https://t.co/a734T4lJUFJudge Neomi Rao, a recent Trump appointee, says that the only way Congress can investigate presidential wrongdoing… https://t.co/QsIrwsqIGU“Only literature can help us get a handle on the present pandemic—we have no personal experience to guide us,” writ… https://t.co/iuCrbdNIlz
3/28
2020
In my continuing effort to fill @nybooks with Korean script, here's a bilingual "Pandemic Journal" entry made up of… https://t.co/2Bug5dCDEH
Retweeted by The New York Review of Books @mrbachtell Spot on as always!My contribution to the @nybooks Daily Pandemic Journal. https://t.co/t9F7C44T71
Retweeted by The New York Review of BooksFrom our archives: "You may not think of Bob Dylan as a poet, because his lyrics don’t always scan well on the page… https://t.co/xGUqXllF4lI pulled together some plague and pandemic readings from the @nybooks archives. "Some people resorted to isolatio… https://t.co/SAGttecCk8
Retweeted by The New York Review of BooksGodspeed to @lsjamison, suffering from COVID, single parenting and writing another wonderful essay… https://t.co/aqnQsNNkFU
Retweeted by The New York Review of BooksJanet Malcolm on old photographs, young love, and Freud: https://t.co/lWQYAcjC1h https://t.co/9YnbOkYTqy“If growing up in the shortage-ridden Soviet economy taught me anything, it’s that you can’t outsmart malfunctionin… https://t.co/wYvCsZULfn.@nybooks Pandemic Journal documents the coronavirus outbreak with regular updates from around the world. In today'… https://t.co/uXzfE80ycu
Retweeted by The New York Review of BooksCan we all pause to appreciate that @lsjamison has written yet another knockout landmark essay from a fever state i… https://t.co/fptxjUWdUY
Retweeted by The New York Review of BooksPortrait of the artist as a single mom with Corona https://t.co/7VVCOO9Yyj
Retweeted by The New York Review of Books“Because he seemed politically wild, it was easy to miss his rigorous self-control and how potent it could prove to… https://t.co/trSX5uMUW2"The playground two blocks from our house is almost always full of children... I’ve seen children on that playgroun… https://t.co/F4pOjUZ4OP“Cubans must produce otherness in order to be seen on the world stage.” https://t.co/QSEAYyeoYt"The virus is my new partner, our third companion in the apartment, wetly draped across my body in the night. When… https://t.co/i18VAL2u0vWe published Susan Sontag’s essay ‘Disease as Political Metaphor’ in our February 23, 1978 issue. Read it in full h… https://t.co/b7uC3xG0Eo
3/27
2020
"What does it feel like in my body today? Shivering under blankets. A hot itch behind the eyes. Three sweatshirts i… https://t.co/kxhtjyES9c
Retweeted by The New York Review of Books"What needs to be done right now to assess how bad things really are is to focus on what I call the 'economics of w… https://t.co/0KI5pRO33f"First I lost the touch of other bodies; then I lost the air; now I’ve lost the taste of bananas. Nothing about any… https://t.co/HduKdl19eX“Across both the Islamic and Christian medical worlds, writers warned against sex and baths and commended sour food… https://t.co/oUx25akuP0 @The_Third_Poet We're proud too! @David41374929 👋George Weld writes about closing (for now) his beloved restaurant Egg in Williamsburg: https://t.co/taW52YlU3EHear Ruth Margalit read her Pandemic Journal entry from Tel Aviv, Israel on March 18th: https://t.co/yld8p5nIyq https://t.co/P0aZC1ixAIIt’s possible that Pyrrho’s solitary, wandering way of life after he left India—including a curious habit of murmur… https://t.co/BofoIEZhXOFrom our archives: A great deal of what people wish to protect as “cultural patrimony” was made before the modern s… https://t.co/Z0MnwKb97A"Why read War and Peace now? I could give many reasons for choosing to, but the essential one is this: twice during… https://t.co/M5x5PC9ugl“The future belongs to whoever is running the Skinner boxes.” https://t.co/DF3KM1NmbO"In many ways, it’s a luxury to expect that a romance be allowed to bloom without constraints." Lucy McKeon, writin… https://t.co/90y9vsUZ3A
3/26
2020
@n_vpatel they got you goodMy tweet about spotting a pack of sleeping coyotes in San Francisco is featured in @nybooks. Thx @zoeschlanger. A… https://t.co/eQgVa3IC8X
Retweeted by The New York Review of BooksFrom our archives: the ruling class of Hamburg ignored scientists and delayed their response to the 1892 cholera ou… https://t.co/ZiGOKBsonO“The forces that rule in Pascal Garnier’s universe are not consciously malign; it is just that, as in a Buster Keat… https://t.co/xUcOXG4BJ0This pandemic journal from @NYBooks is essential and wonderful, but specifically this new one by Lucy McKeon on sex… https://t.co/4BuqvhHrLV
Retweeted by The New York Review of Books"Every evening, at eight o’clock, everybody—the whole country—reaches for the windows to give a resounding ovation… https://t.co/xwWFuCLKPG"J.B. Jackson learned to analyze landscapes not at Harvard, where he lectured, or in New Mexico, where he lived, bu… https://t.co/3U6NuLRPDB
Retweeted by The New York Review of BooksI wrote about plague tracts, crisis, and feeling powerless in @nybooks Daily. Bad news for persistent worriers in h… https://t.co/WX3BiRl6PX
Retweeted by The New York Review of Books“Kevin Barry’s control of tone is so assured that he can turn a fragment of autobiography, confession, and apology… https://t.co/JHJpxiuspaFrom our archives: "The snow still falls in the Sierra. The Pacific still trembles in its bowl. The great tectonic… https://t.co/rMl7Mm1lP3
3/25
2020

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