Articles tagged with literature

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China Miéville

An interview with China Miéville.

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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.

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Merve Emre

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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Merve Emre

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

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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.