THE BELIEVER MAY 2011
After a half decade away The Believer has returned home to McSweeney’s. To celebrate the momentous occasion, we’ve dug through our archives and found an extremely limited number of classic and timeless issues for your purchasing pleasure. Once these are gone, they’re gone forever.
Table of Contents:
Memento Mori by Dimiter Kenarov
In Bulgaria, street obituaries called “necrologues” collapse the boundary between the city and the cemetery, tradition and modernity.*
FULL TEXT: The Immortal Horizon by Leslie Jamison
With an elevation gain twice that of Everest and a host of outsize wildlife, the Barkley Marathons may be the world’s most difficult race.
The Person Attached to the Limb by Asti Hustvedt
What did Jean-Martin Charcot, the nineteenth century’s “Napoleon of Neurosis,” really capture in his iconic portraits of hysterics?
Red Eden by Nathaniel Rich
Our ideas about Mars—from libertarian frontier to socialist utopia-reveal much more about us than they do about our neighboring planet.
Terms of Art: New Language from Contemporary Architecture by Scott Geiger
Unisex Omnisexual Purity Test reviewed by Stephen Burt
FULL TEXT: Lars Iyer’s Spurious reviewed by Casey Walker
FULL TEXT: Fabolous’s “I’m Raw” reviewed by Daniel Levin Becker
Charles Bukowski’s “Cacoethes Scribendi” reviewed by Andrew Madigan
The U.S. Census Bureau’s U.S. Census of 2010 reviewed by Jeremy Schmidt
FULL TEXT: Eyal Weizman microinterviewed by Alex Carp
Victor LaValleinterviewed by Kaitlyn Greenidge
Jenny Davidson in conversation with Cintra Wilson
Darren O’Donnell interviewed by Sheil Heti
What the Swedes Read, A new monthly column by Daniel Handler
Musin’s and Thinkin’s by Jack Pendarvis
Sedaratives with guest columnist Anthony Jeselnik
Real Life Rock Top Ten by Greil Marcus
Stuff I’ve Been Reading by Nick Hornby
“Autobiography (Pink Remix)” a new poem by Joanna Fuhrman
“Legend” A new poem by Henri Cole
Schema: Accidental Themes in Pangrams by Jude Stewart
“Comics” edited by Alvin Buenaventura*Selected for The Best American Travel Writing 2012