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

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