Michael LaPointe contributes to the Times Literary Supplement and has written for the Atlantic, the New Yorker, and the Paris Review. He lives in Toronto.

Harold Brodkey: Yesterday’s Genius

“I write like someone who intends to be posthumously discovered,” Harold Brodkey told New York magazine in 1988. On the cover of the issue, eight years before dying of AIDS, Brodkey clutches a heavily corrected manuscript like a child you’re . . .
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