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Essays by

Merve Emre

 

The Longing Man

He is the beta narcissist in clinical terms, the male Madame Bovary in literary ones. But in my mind, he is always the longing man.

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Into Wonderland

This is the second column in Reading Room, a biweekly collective column on reading and life. The column will go in rounds, with the four […]

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Building Stories

Where the architect’s imagination has floundered, works of comic art like David Mazzucchelli’s “Asterios Polyp” and Chris Ware’s “Building Stories” have emerged as superior examples of paper architecture, buoyed by similar questions about how we inhabit space. Where the architectural comic has gone big in order to grapple with its utopian impulses, comic art has gone small.

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