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James Duesterberg

JAMES DUESTERBERG is a lecturer at the University of Chicago.

Anelise Chen’s So Many Olympic Exertions

“My vocation,” writes the narrator of Anelise Chen’s So Many Olympic Exertions, “has all the features of a vacation for most people.” The narrator is enrolled in an American Studies Ph.D. program at NYU, where she is given a small but livable salary, which enables her to devote herself to the pursuit of her intellectual interests.


The Brooklyn Rail

MARCH 2023

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