Articles tagged with literature

China Miéville

An interview with China Miéville.

Stephen Phelan

“However you find your society . . . you do not have to embrace its lies, or become complicitors in its cruelties,” wrote E. L. Doctorow, whose novels offer a map for navigating the Trump era.

Merve Emre

Bad readers were not born, they were created. To know them is to understand literature and politics in postwar America.

Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson on the politics of dystopia, writing from the Global South, and the enduring importance of black mermaids.

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Vivian Gornick

What makes biography good?

Peter Ross

From invading Afghanistan to dismantling Confederate monuments, George Orwell has been pressed into the service of all sorts of causes. But the real Orwell remains unknown.

John Crowley

On this day, the Crows of the region joined the history of People, and their own history began.

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Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz introduces Global Dystopias.

Merve Emre

The personal essay is not dead, but has it traded politics for style?

John Tinnell

Walden is often championed as an anti-technology manifesto. But this misses the value Thoreau found in conversations spread across vast spans of time and distance.