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On a Man of Taste

by Erin Overbey

The writer D. T. Max has a particular eye for the surprising, emotionally complex details of his subjects’ lives. Since 1997, he has contributed more than forty-five pieces to The New Yorker, on topics as varied as the oeuvre of the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, the career of the curator of London’s Serpentine Gallery, and the rise of the chess star Magnus Carlsen. The author of “The Family That Couldn’t Sleep” and “Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story,” Max skillfully strips away the veneer to capture a fuller sense of the worlds he’s exploring.

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