• The New Yorker, June 9 & 16, 2008

  • Part 2 (Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, George Saunders)
  • By: The New Yorker
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Release date: 06-11-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The New Yorker

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In this issue:

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

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

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

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

"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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