TUESDAY TOP TEN: 10 Stories to read at The New Yorker

The New Yorker relaunched its website yesterday with complete makeover signifying the first step in the magazine’s new focus on the web. Part of that initiative is the magazine’s decision to open up its archives to the general public for the next three months. Until the website puts up its metered pay wall sometime in the fall, the New Yorker editors will be releasing curated collections of stories periodically.

I am pulling out with a list of Ten Stories that I have read since the archives are free to access (and yes, I tried not to sleep as I had the intention to read all the stories in the archives but being a human I finally dozed off) and I think you should take a look in the New Yorker Archives.

Some of the stories and articles under Fiction and Profiles are astonishing to read. But you can also browser through the Table of Contents and can view and read articles by issue.

The Duke in His Domain by TRUMAN CAPOTE

This is a version of Truman Capote’s interview of Marlon Brando in Kyoto, Japan, 1957, under Profiles.

Yesterday by Haruki Murakmai

Reading this gives typical Murakami feel to the writing but a much shorter version of his elegant style.

What is Remembered by Alice Munro

In this tale, Munro reveals spectacularly the theme of best goods in life that are all along conveyed. 

The Surrogate by Tessa Hadley

In Tessa Hadley’s stories, everyone conspires to hold the loving and stable surface of family life together, as old secrets and new appetites threaten to blow it apart and this is one example.

Clara by Roberto Bolaño

Roberto Bolaño says so much about people’s desperation for love, happiness, and youth without ever coming out and saying those words. Loved it.

Who Am I to Judge by James Carroll

As Pope Francis has said, “I would not speak about ‘absolute’ truths, even for believers.”

The Perfect Wife by Ariel Levy

It’s a wonder account of how Edith Windsor fell in love, got married and won a landmark case for gay marriage

A Mistake by Akhil Sharma

 Filled with the kind of engrossing details that first-generation immigrants from any nation will recognize.

Happiness by Ian Parker

One of the best profiles I read, and also I admire — Noah Baumbach.

A Pickpocket’s Tale by Adam Green

Enjoy this tale of astounding Apollo Robins.

Go ahead, and take a look at their archives and immerse yourself. Do share your best read articles in the comments below.


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