June 10&17, 2019 Issue-- We discuss the Fiction Issue! Amy Davidson Sorkin on the EU; an excerpt of Ta-Nehisi Coates' debut novel; Jennifer Egan remembering travel in China; & more!
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It is the summer fiction issue, and this week Dan and Eric talk--lamely--about how exhausted they both are. Apparently, parenting, teaching, writing and podcasting has caught up with them, and they spend a minute or two discussing the depths of their fatigue, like the two middle-aged Jewish men that they are. They also discuss Amy Davidson Sorkin on European politics; Jennifer Egan's memories of 1980s adventures in China; an excerpt called "Conductions" from Ta Nehisi Coates's upcoming novel, about an abolitionist tasking for the underground railroad; and, to wrap things up, Dan and Eric discuss a 1975 issue of the New Yorker and a movie review written by Pauline Kael. Enjoy, my friends, more next week.