It’s that time of year again — time for The New Yorker‘s summer fiction issue!

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This post will serve as a kind of anchor post, listing the pieces and linking to our posts on each. Should folks wish to weigh in on the issue as a whole, please comment here.

Here are the four fiction pieces (again, I’ll have individual posts up very soon):

In addition to these fiction pieces, the following writers (and cartoonists) have provided pieces about old flames:

  • Alison Bechdel: “Gradual Impact” (link to entire piece)
  • Rachel Kushner: “The Adolescents” (link to the abstract)
  • Joshua Ferris: “Good Legs” (link to the abstract)
  • Colm Tóibín: “Stories” (link to the abstract)
  • Miranda July: “TV” (link to the entire piece)
  • Tobias Wolff: “Beautiful Girl” (link to the abstract)
  • Chris Ware: “Possession” (link to the abstract)

I haven’t read any of these yet, so I’m not sure if we’ll put individual posts up.

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By |2014-06-02T14:38:24-04:00June 2nd, 2014|Categories: New Yorker Fiction|3 Comments


  1. danthelawyer June 5, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Looking forward to receiving my copy in the mail soon!

  2. Jon Levy June 16, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Are the first person Old Flame narratives also fiction?

  3. juliemcl June 18, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Jon, they all seem to be lightly-fictionalized personal history-type pieces. I think three of the five note that names and/or details have been changed to disguise identities of the people discussed. Anyway, they are stellar.

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