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The New Yorker, June 9 & 16, 2008: Part 2 (Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, George Saunders) | [The New Yorker]

The New Yorker, June 9 & 16, 2008: Part 2 (Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, George Saunders)

Essays by Uwem Akpan, Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, Allegra Goodman, and George Saunders; "Holiday in Hellmouth", by James Wood; "Dymaxion Man", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Funhouse", by Peter Schjeldahl; and "The Gerbil's Revenge", by Sasha Frere-Jones.
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Publisher's Summary

In this issue:

FAITH AND DOUBT
A special section featuring personal essays by Uwem Akpan, Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, Allegra Goodman, and George Saunders.

BOOKS
"Holiday in Hellmouth" by James Wood: God may be dead, but the question of why he permits suffering lives on.

ANNALS OF INNOVATION
"Dymaxion Man" by Elizabeth Kolbert: The visions of Buckminster Fuller.

THE ART WORLD
"Funhouse" by Peter Schjeldahl: The provocative sculpture of Jeff Koons.

POP MUSIC
"The Gerbil's Revenge" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Auto-Tune corrects a singer's pitch. It also distorts - a grand tradition in pop.

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