The first anthology of America's premier highbrow magazine.
n+1 seemed within the fall of 2004, the brainchild of a gaggle of writers understanding of a small house. meant to restore the leftist social feedback and cutting edge literary research that used to be the hallmark of the Partisan overview and different midcentury magazines, n+1 was once a rejoinder to the consumerism and complacency of the Bush years. It hasn't bogged down in view that. n+1 has given us the main clear-eyed reporting at the 2008 crash and the Occupy circulation, the easiest feedback of publishing tradition, and the 1st sociological file at the hipster. No media, new or outdated, has escaped its ire as n+1's outspoken individuals have taken on fact television, Twitter, credentialism, drone moves, and net porn.
Happiness, published at the celebration of n+1's 10th anniversary, collects the easiest of the journal as chosen via its editors. those essays are fiercely contentious, disconcertingly astute, and screamingly humorous. They discover our glossy goals of happiness and take a looking out ethical stock of the unusual occasions we are living in. Founding lighting Chad Harbach, Keith Gessen, Benjamin Kunkel, Marco Roth, and Mark Greif are featured along Elif Batuman, Rebecca Curtis, Emily Witt, and different younger abilities introduced by means of n+1.
This n+1 anthology is the definitive paintings of the definitive twenty-first century highbrow magazine.
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