Articles tagged with literature

A recording of our virtual literary event with three generations of Black women writers.

Farah Jasmine Griffin

Toni Morrison’s novels imagine a society governed by an ethic of care, devoted to restoring and repairing those who have been harmed, and giving them the space for transformation.

John Crowley

A recent government report gave UFOs a rebrand, but so many basic questions remain unanswered.

Houman Barekat

Newly translated into English, Minae Mizumura’s An I-Novel is a vivid portrait of immigrant displacement and the ironies of our global cultural ecosystem.

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Vivian Gornick

Simone de Beauvoir’s relationship with her readers was a mutually demanding collaboration.

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Martin Gelin

Michel Houellebecq’s Islamophobia and chauvinism have made him a favorite intellectual of right extremists. So why does he appeal to so many on the left as well?

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Paula Findlen

The Florentine humanist’s description of the Black Death in the Decameron remains one of the most thoughtful accounts of a society living under a pandemic.

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Marta Figlerowicz

Garth Greenwell’s Cleanness movingly depicts the vulnerabilities of queer desire, but it also continues a long tradition of exoticizing Eastern European sexuality.

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David Herd Lytton Smith

An ancient pilgrimage route inspires a project of cooperative storytelling which pairs writers with detained immigrants, such as the Mexican horticulturalist in this story.

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Celebrated novelists John Crowley and Elizabeth Hand discuss Hand’s new novel and the ways that historical fiction can and cannot answer our questions about the past.