I. The only item purchased that day was a first-edition copy of Wallace Stevens’s Harmonium—the poet’s first collection, published in 1923. Its price was four thousand dollars. The buyer, an attorney in a yellow bowtie, handed his credit card to the store’s owner. “In lieu of a briefcase full of cash,” he said. Soon the […]
Max Ross‘s writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, American Short Fiction, the Paris Review (“Daily”), and the New Yorker (“Page-Turner”). He lives in Minneapolis.