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Her Struggle

What if My Struggle by the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard were written by Carla Olivia Krauss of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Would we care as much?

Oct. 30 2013 7:05 AMThe Dutch Don’t Care About MarriageAmericans can learn a lot from their indifference.   
Aug. 28 2013 1:51 PMThe Feminist Bean Counters Are BackShould we really care if Obama hasn’t appointed enough women, or there aren’t enough female bylines in the New York Review of Books?
Aug. 6 2013 11:25 AMAustengateThe Bank of England wanted to put Jane Austen on a 10-pound note. Then all hell broke loose.
July 25 2013 12:31 PMThe Best Breakup BooksIn Love, by Alfred Hayes, recently reissued; Light Years, by James Salter; and Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair.
June 27 2013 8:07 AMStop Attacking Male Writers for Being SexistProtagonists don’t have to be likable to be great.
June 6 2013 4:56 PMHideous KinkyKate Winslet has three different kids by different fathers. So?
May 22 2013 5:37 PMPottermaniaHarry Potter tourism, where the pilgrims are adults and the books are a religion.
May 2 2013 2:08 PMThe Woman AffrontedWas novelist Claire Messud right to imply her interviewer was sexist?
April 8 2013 12:25 PMThesis DefenseNo, it’s not a waste of time to get a literature Ph.D. It teaches you to commit to your ideas.
March 28 2013 4:10 PMThe Greatest Novelist You Haven’t ReadJames Salter is as good as Roth, Updike, or Ford. So why isn’t he popular?
March 6 2013 11:41 AMWhy Do We Hate Successful Women?Liberals want more female CEOs. But they hate the ones who exist.
Feb. 11 2013 5:30 AM“Daddy” Is MommyIs Sylvia Plath’s famous poem really about her mother?
Jan. 16 2013 6:00 AMGood Riddance, “Pro-Choice”Planned Parenthood abandons the bourgeois term. How about calling it “pro-freedom”?
Jan. 2 2013 4:18 PMA Lone Zebra on New Year’s EveI don’t care about the holidays. And yet they remind me of how things are supposed to look.
Dec. 12 2012 11:05 AMThe Feminist Fertility MythWhy do women believe they can delay children for so long?
Oct. 8 2013 11:57 AMThe Philosopher and the StudentWas the saga of Colin McGinn really a clear-cut case of sexual harassment?
Aug. 13 2013 10:30 AMQuinn. Yawn.Why don’t more New York women support Christine Quinn for mayor?
July 29 2013 1:15 PMVanity, Thy Name Is FilmmakerThe response to the HBO documentary First Comes Love underlines our bias against “narcissistic” single mothers.
July 12 2013 6:25 AMSensitive Literary ManAdelle Waldman’s new novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., perfectly captures the type.
June 13 2013 8:37 AMGreat Airplane ReadsNot too scary. Not too slow. Totally absorbing. The criteria for a perfect airplane book.
May 30 2013 11:41 AMSister DearestThe dark side of sibling love.
May 8 2013 5:09 PMIs the Bohemian Dead?In her new memoir, Country Girl, Edna O’Brien recalls when writers were drunk, brawling, and fabulous.
April 22 2013 11:41 AMThe Reluctant AmericanWhat the novel and the new movie The Reluctant Fundamentalist can teach us about the Boston bombers.
April 2 2013 1:14 PMObit GaffeIn rocket scientist Yvonne Brill’s obit, was it so bad to mention the beef stroganoff?
March 13 2013 7:30 AMSpeedboat ManiaRenata Adler’s '70s cult classic brings us the stylish, damaged woman.
Feb. 20 2013 11:43 AMSuffer the Little ChildrenEmily Rapp’s memoir about her dying son fascinates us. Why?
Feb. 1 2013 7:30 AMI Love You. Now Text Me.How online relationships are more real than real ones.
Jan. 9 2013 5:45 AMThis Is How You Write a MemoirRules for the much-maligned form.
Dec. 18 2012 5:08 PMTen Reasons To Worship Rebecca WestThe great overlooked writer and feminist.
Dec. 6 2012 5:07 PMThe Devil Is in the HeelsWhy am I buying these perilously expensive shoes?

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