HELL yes you can judge a book by its cover. (This cover is glorious and so are the ten chapters inside.)

Mark Greif is a founder of n+1, a small-but-mighty magazine that we stock in our retail stores and have been reading since it first emerged from Brooklyn.

Greif has written elegantly on everything from Mad Men to exercise to Don DeLillo, and now he has written a book: The Age of the Crisis of Man.

It’s the kind of volume you assign yourself the pleasure of reading over six months in order to emerge a better-armed thinker and observer of institutions, humankind, language, modernism, the social sciences, the arts, and novels by Thomas Pynchon.

Heartily recommended.

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