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Steven Millhauser’s story “After the Beheading” is featured in our current issue and posted below on this page, a none-too-consoling diversion given its subject of public vengeance and violence. Millhauser’s “Coming Soon,” read by Chang-rae Lee, appears on the latest New Yorker fiction podcast and we can’t help but think of Salmagundi’s home-base, Saratoga Springs, when we read or hear it. (photo by Emma Dodge Hanson)
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December 13, 2020Read our current issue in a full, page-turnable edition. Salmagundi #208-209 features Tarcrède Herzog on Art & The Plague, Remembering George Steiner, After Trump: An Exchange between Todd Gitlin and David Mikics, new fiction by Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Millhauser, poetry by Joyce Carol Oates and Jeffrey Meyers on the friendship between Freud and Mann.

Something That Would Have Been Somebody:

Abortion, Reproductive Justice, and Political Imagination

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Trump: A Summing Up. And After?

An Exchange

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Plague in the Time of Coronavirus:

The Representation of the Black Death in the Arts

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

George Steiner (1929-2020)

Salmagundi No. 206-207, Spring-Summer 2020

Column: Letter From London

The 2019 General Election

Salmagundi No. 206-207, Spring-Summer 2020

Column: Force Fields

On The Spectrum: Conspiracy Theories and Explanations

Salmagundi No. 206-207, Spring-Summer 2020

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Romare Bearden

Bearden’s Studio on Canal Street, New York City (1976)

(Photo by Blaine Waller)

Conjure Women: Romare Bearden and the Stories Great Grandmother Told

Salmagundi No. 206-207, Spring-Summer 2020

Mark Strand Going Fast

Salmagundi No. 206-207, Spring-Summer 2020

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Nobel Prize Awarded to Louise Glück
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October 8, 2020

The Nobel Prize in Literature has just been awarded to the American poet Louise Glück — a writer we have long published, read and loved (her first published poems appeared in SALMAGUNDI #4, 1966/7).

She has contributed more than a dozen poems to SALMAGUNDI and for virtually every one its 34 summer sessions participated in the New York State Summer Writers Institute, held at SALMAGUNDI’s home, Skidmore College, which awarded her an honorary degree when she delivered the Steloff Lecture at the college in 1995.

Editor-in-Chief Robert Boyers reviewed Louise Glück’s first book in the PARTISAN REVIEW more than fifty years ago and wrote about her Collected Poems a few years ago in a lengthy review-essay for THE NATION Magazine that begins with a brief account of reading her early poems as a young editor of a new magazine.

Louise now joins a list of SALMAGUNDI contributors who have been awarded the Nobel Prize—Nadine Gordimer, JM Coetzee, Saul Bellow, Mario Vargas Llosa, Seamus Heaney.

After George Steiner:

A Personal Recollection

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

George at Chess

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Notes on White Racial Identity

Salmagundi No. 172/173 (Fall 2011-Winter 2012)

Guest Column: Jam Songs

Salmagundi No. 206-207, Spring-Summer 2020

Column: Art & Culture

Sontag & Rieff

Salmagundi No. 206-207, Spring-Summer 2020

The Enigma of Constancy: The Resilience of Trump’s Base

Salmagundi No. 206-207, Spring-Summer 2020

Lighter than Air

Salmagundi No. 206-207, Spring-Summer 2020

Three Poems

Salmagundi No. 206-207, Spring-Summer 2020