Once there was a man who was tired of breathing. It’s just such a drag, he said. So he decided to stop, but found that he couldn’t—the air just kept going in and out.
On the occasion of a new co-edition of Je Nathanaël, the author speaks about re-issues, the lie of the truth, and the limits of language.
The cartoonist on her new book of comics, embracing intensity, and returning to her artistic origins.
The novelist on her tripartite book about the dark side of acting school, gurus, and writing towards unforeseen endings.
“Any take [Noll] has on arguments dimly recognizable from contemporary thought will be an unusual one.”
The debut novelist on writing fiction about free will, his love of Denis Johnson, the elusive idea of plot, and his family lineage of writers.
When the sun goes down / The spirits come out / We huff on a pinwheel / And say it spins of its own accord / Rolling out the bins in saturated air / Oiling the slop to ease extraction / Accumulate, hoard, die, repeat
The writer of the Poena Damni trilogy on analytic philosophy, polyphonous narrators, and alternate consciousness.
The poet on the virtues of improv, the cost of solitude, and having deep conversations with other texts.
A retrospective by the groundbreaking conceptual artist.
A collaboration between B. Ingrid Olson and Kate Zambreno.
A German play based on a French memoir reflects on the global Left’s abandonment of the working class—and finds additional significance in the Age of Trump.
humself, shamself, hymnself, shameself—. / lameself, lambself, numbself, unself—. / sing anger, goddess, of—. many devices—.
The German philosopher holds forth on love, diagrams, and his particular style of oration. His book Inconsistencies will appear in English this fall from MIT Press.
Through sewing, weaving, and embroidery, two artists probe the boundaries between texts and textiles.
“Hippias Minor is such a handy introduction to Socrates as a personality, to this method of argumentation, to the culture of Athens where you have all these hot-shot foreign speakers like Hippias coming in and making the intellectual fermentation even stronger.”
The smaller the animal, the less the distance between being and its sensation. In this way, the smallest beings are closer to presence than us, who come face to face with being and do not sense it.
“A very specific, peculiar sort of universe-in-a-bottle.”