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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Either/Or by Elif Batuman reviewed
By Mia Levitin
Burntcoat by Sarah Hall reviewed
Sketches of the Criminal World: Further Kolyma Stories by Varlam Shalamov reviewed
Life’s great dilemma
Varlam Shalamov’s Kolyma Tales are among the most harrowing in all literature
Only time will tell if there’ll be a Great Pandemic Novel
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.