Happiness: Ten Years of n+1
“Ten years in, I still find the most rereadable writing—Coleridge’s old test was rereading—in n+1. There are only two things wrong with this assemblage. One, it’s not big enough. . . . Two, after ten years, this magazine remains too much of a damn secret.”
—Mary Karr, Introduction
Happiness, released on the occasion of n+1's tenth anniversary, collects the best of the magazine as selected by its editors. Intended to revive the leftist social criticism that was the hallmark of Dissent and Partisan Review, n+1 began as a fierce rejoinder to the consumerism and complacency of the Bush years. It hasn't slowed down since.
Featuring founding editors Chad Harbach, Keith Gessen, Benjamin Kunkel, Marco Roth, and Mark Greif, as well as the essays that launched some of the most electric young writers working today, such as Elif Batuman, Emily Witt, and Kristen Dombek.
Selected by the editors of n+1 magazine.
With an introduction by Mary Karr.
Published by Faber and Faber, Inc.