“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.”
“Who speaks in the work of Samuel Beckett?” asks Simon Critchley in his probing 1998 essay on the nature of the Irish writer’s narrative voice.
Casanova, Dracula, and art in the age of digital filmmaking.
Frederik: A story in film, sculpture, and works on paper.
I took the morning TGV from Poitiers to Paris on January 15th to ask Etel Adnan a question. She was about to receive France’s highest cultural honor, the Ordre de Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. Her collected writings are imminent with Nightboat Books, and she has been the late star of Kassel.