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Publisher's Summary

There are six articles in the second part of this double issue:

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Twilight of the Books", by Caleb Crain: What will life be like if people stop reading?

BOOKS
"Visual Trophies", by John Updike: The history of American snapshots.

"Squall Lines", by James Wood: A review of J. M. Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year.

FICTION
"Alma", by Junot Díaz.

"The Arbus Factor", by Lore Segal.

PERSONAL HISTORY
"I Hit Hamlet", by Paul Rudnick: Behind the scenes at a Brooklyn fiasco.

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