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Fiction chronicle

Rich dad, poor dad

On The Privileges by Jonathan Dee, Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett, The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris & The Ask by Sam Lipsyte.

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A lonely crowd

On T. S. Eliot’s The Cocktail Party at The Actors’ Theater Company, Horton Foote’s Story of a Childhood at the Signature Theater Company & Margaret Edson’s Wit.


Medieval art at the Met & the Morgan

On “The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry” & “The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art & “Demons and Devotion: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves” at the Morgan Library Musuem, New York.

Gallery chronicle

On “Joe Zucker” at Mary Boone Gallery; “Bruce Gagnier: Incarnate” at Lori Bookstein Fine Art; “Shirley Jaffe: Selected Paintings, 1969–2009” at Tibor de Nagy Gallery; “Lois Dodd: Second Street Paintings” at Alexandre Gallery & “Deborah Brown: The Bushwick Paintings” at Storefront, Brooklyn.


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New York chronicle

Jay Nordlinger on the Borodin Quartet at Alice Tully Hall, Thomas Adès & Michael Tilsen Thomas with the San Fransisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall, Alice Coote at Zankel Hall, Antonio Pappano with the New York Philharmonic & La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera.

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