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The Believer, Issue 95

(The Believer #95)

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The Believer’s mission is to introduce readers to the best and most interesting work in the world of art, culture, and thought—whether that means literature, painting, wrestling, philosophy, or cooking—in an attractive vehicle that’s free from the bugbears of condescension, mustiness, and jargony obfuscation. Its content (including essays, interviews, comics, poetry, and r ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published January 15th 2013 by McSweeney's, Believer Magazine
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Jane Yu
Apr 02, 2013 added it
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-nelson algren, the literary underdog
-"in defense of book" is like the sequel to *the gutenberg elegies*
-Kafka's "The Wish to be a Red Indian" also reminds me of the passage on F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hemingway's *A Moveable Feast*

"If one were only an Indian, instantly alert, and on a racing horse, leaning against the wind, kept on quivering jerkily over the quivering ground, until one shed one’s spurs, for there needed no spurs, threw away the reins, for there needed no reins, and hardly
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Josh Hornbeck
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
One of the things I love about "The Believer" is that it exposes me to writers and artists I'd never know to look for otherwise. The January 2013 issue's profile on Nelson Algren introduced me to a lesser known author and has made me incredibly intrigued by his work. Plus, essays on standardized pitch and the perils (and benefits) of hyper-intertextualization and more insightful long-form interviews.
Hans
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Continuing to catch up on my stack of back-issues. My favorite pieces in this issue were:
--interview with swimmer Diana Nyad
--Colin Dickey's essay about the politics of setting pitch
--conversation between writers Dany Laferriere and Alain Mabanckou
--the heartbreaking story of Leah and Beau
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Heidi Suzanne Julavits is an American author and co-editor of The Believer magazine. She has been published in The Best Creative Nonfiction Vol. 2, Esquire, Story, Zoetrope All-Story, and McSweeney's Quarterly. Her novels include The Mineral Palace (2000), The Effect of Living Backwards (2003) and The Uses of Enchantment (2006) and The Vanishers (2012).

She was born and grew up in Portland, Maine,
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