One point: / it came from that way and goes this way / the lukewarm thought
Passion overwhelms comprehension. Comprehension kills passion.
Two poets reflect on colonialism, iconoclastic writers, and the political dimensions of translating literature under authoritarianism.
Finally back in the fold of Hollywood—one imagines him advancing mistrustfully, mistrustfully looking up at the high and useless palm trees (an immoderation which serves no purpose: the palm trees “planted on both sides of the expressway in order to purge an already pure sky”).
Pathos, swallows, Hölderlin: a sense of the everyday and its interruptions guide the Austrian writer’s “tender prose.”
Briggs delves into her experience translating Roland Barthes’s La Préparation du roman to offer us a poignant account of what this translation compulsion might be.
Re-imagining antiquity and complicating gender binaries for the modern reader.
when you say / erase / do you mean / stop existing?
The Danish poet on corporeal poetics, pregnancy, and the influence of classical music.
A rediscovered novel and memoir depict a character we are lucky to have on the page. In life he would mortify us.
Corruption, capitalism, and death in Puglia.
“The book can draw in different audiences without catering to them. There’s a kind of rigorous hospitality, an aperture for dialogue.”
It is both a memoir of Lindon’s literary friendships and a treatise on survival, a tribute to the friends whose care and love, in Lindon’s words, saved his life, even as they were themselves lost.
The French writer Édouard Louis recorded his days in New York, around the time of the American release of his novel The End of Eddy. The following entries originally appeared in French in the June 6, 2017, edition of Les Inrockuptibles.
“There’s often a gap between what we’re trying to say and what we are able to say. Sometimes I’m successful and sometimes I fail. Sometimes it’s painful and sometimes I get into that space where it feels right. That’s the high.”
The Spanish novelist confronts the monstrosity of James Earl Ray.
Female intelligence and female obsession, in the air
Fiction in search of a vanished homeland
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