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In this issue:

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Ay-Yi-Yi-Yi", by Ben McGrath: Photographing the Westminster Dog Show.

A CRITIC AT LARGE
"A Rooting Interest", by Jonathan Franzen: Learning to love Edith Wharton.

LIFE AND LETTERS
"The Plagiarist’s Tale", by Lizzie Widdicombe: The author of Assassin of Secrets has a secret of his own.

BOOKS
"Fright Nights", by Anthony Lane: The unsettling stories of M. R. James.

ON TELEVISION
"It’s Good Enough for Me", by Emily Nussbaum: A renaissance in kids’ TV?

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Powers of Evil", by David Denby: Reviews of Chronicle and In Darkness.

Listen to The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

Check out all of our titles from author M. R. James.

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