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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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