Say What You Mean: The n+1 Anthology
The n+1 Anthology is a selection from the best of n+1, a Brooklyn-based magazine of politics, literature and culture, founded in 2004 and published thrice yearly. Driven by a sense of bravado and grievance, n+1is leading the generational struggle against laziness and cynicism, to raise once again the banners of creative enthusiasm and intellectual engagement.
‘n+1 is rigorous, curious and provocative. Intelligent thought is not dead in New York. It has simply moved to Brooklyn.’ – Malcolm Gladwell
‘Just when you’re thinking you’re intellectually alone in the world, something like n+1 falls into your hands.’ – Jonathan Franzen
‘[n+1] is decidedly youthful, not only in its characteristic generational concerns — the habit of nonchalantly blending pop culture, literary esoterica and academic theory, for instance, or the unnerving ability to appear at once mocking and sincere — but also in the sense of bravado and grievance that ripples through their pages.’ - New York Times
Listen to Christian Lorentzen, Marco Roth, Keith Gessen and Richard Beck discuss n+1 and literary magazines at All Souls College, Oxford on the 18th January, 2013.
Visit the n+1 website.
Table of Contents
Against Exercise by Mark Greif
Short Story and Novel by Elif Batuman
Money by Keith Gessen
The Face of Seung-hui Cho by Wesley Yang
In Search of Gawker by Carla Blumenkranz
The Rise of the Neuronovel by Marco Roth
Miami Party Boom by Emily Witt
MFA vs. NYC by Chad Harbach
The Two Cultures of Life by Kristen Dombek
Female Trouble by Elizabeth Gumport
A Labor Movement by Nikil Saval
Political Psychopathology by Benjamin Kunkel