An international quarterly magazine of politics, culture, literature and the arts published at Skidmore College
In Memoriam: esteemed, long-time contributor and friend George Steiner (April 23, 1929 – February 3, 2020), pictured here on the right with Salmagundi Editor-in-Chief Robert Boyers (left) and Leszek Kołakowski (center) at a Salmagundi conference on the campus of Skidmore College. To revisit or discover Steiner, read his brilliant 1985 essay “Our Homeland, The Text” which appears on this page.

Conducting the Light and The Dark

A Note on Jason Molina

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Frank Bidart’s ‘Ellen West’ Becomes an Opera

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Robert and Peg Boyers in the Salmagundi office, 1976

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“Salmagundi Annual Cocktail Party”

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