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Articles by Andrew Solomon: All Articles


May 2020

Obituary for the Analyst

In the course of twenty-five years, Dr. F helped me find something to hold on to: not only an imaginable future but also a known past.

Apr 2020

For those of us with depression, coronavirus is a double crisis

I am in the sizeable part of the population who must seek to distinguish between ordinary fear and the beginnings of a breakdown.

Apr 2020

When the Pandemic Leaves Us Alone, Anxious and Depressed

We are in a dual crisis of physical and mental health. But there are ways to head off breakdowns.

Feb 2020

Angstalgia

Feelings of acute nostalgia for a time to which you would dread to return.

Nov 2019

In defense of Harold Bloom

He was the best teacher I ever knew: visionary, generous of spirit and willing to place his students’ strivings on the same level as his own insights.

Oct 2019

How Moving to France and Having Children Led a Black American to Rethink Race

He epitomizes a conundrum, viewing himself as part of multiple societies to which he has incomplete claims.

Sep 2019

The Dignity of Disabled Lives

The burden of being perceived as different persists. The solution to this problem is community.

Jul 2019

Traveling Through Jordan’s Historic Ruins, Red Dunes, and Dead Sea

Jordan has all the colorful history, layered archeology, and warm hospitality of its neighboring countries, with none of the turmoil.

Jul 2019

Points of Entry: Writers on the Border

There is no greater cruelty than to deprive a parent of his or her child.

Jun 2019

The First New York Pride March Was an Act of ‘Desperate Courage’

It wasn’t always feathers, floats and celebrities.