Articles in arts & in & society tagged with literature

Tadhg Larabee

László Krasznahorkai’s latest novel reflects on the power of the surveillance state through the perspective of a librarian who wishes to lock up all books.

John Crowley

In her new book, Danish poet Olga Ravn writes with open love, pity, and compassion for her strange yet familiar creations.

Jack Parlett

Leo Bersani was a groundbreaking queer studies scholar who rejected the word “queer.” We can still learn from his contrarian sense of what made homosexuals unique.

Jennifer R. Bernstein

Known mainly as a realist, the writer used the gothic form to explore the horror of being confined by gender.

Marissa Grunes

Two recent essay collections explore the interplay between literary genre and a rapidly changing planet.

Marlon James Nate File

Marlon James discusses writing realistic Black characters, being inspired by African folktales, and why we don’t have to let go of the world of make-believe to tell serious stories.

A recording of our virtual literary event with three generations of Black women writers.

Farah Jasmine Griffin

Toni Morrison’s novels imagine a society governed by an ethic of care, devoted to restoring and repairing those who have been harmed, and giving them the space for transformation.

Houman Barekat

Newly translated into English, Minae Mizumura’s An I-Novel is a vivid portrait of immigrant displacement and the ironies of our global cultural ecosystem.

Martin Gelin Michel Houellebecq Submission Serotonin
Martin Gelin

Michel Houellebecq’s Islamophobia and chauvinism have made him a favorite intellectual of right extremists. So why does he appeal to so many on the left as well?