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Tag: Criticism

AI-generated novels are here, but they hardly spell the end of fiction.

Terry Nguyen

On art in the age of generative AI.

James Duesterberg

Chantal Johnson’s debut novel, Post-Traumatic, makes the case that we can—by moving away from representations of individual suffering.

Anna Krauthamer

The novel Kindred reminds us—emphatically, gruesomely—that white supremacy is us too.

Junot Díaz

Daniel Boyarin makes the seemingly paradoxical proposal that in order to end Zionism, Jewishness should be defined as nationhood.

Joshua Abramson Cohen

Reflecting on three monumental works of modernism a hundred years on.

Johanna Winant

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.

Tadhg Larabee

The celebrated novelist treated the past seriously, depicting its psychological complexity and drawing out its present-day political implications.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

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

John Crowley

Its illegitimacy goes far beyond the war on drugs.

Stuart Schrader
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.
Jack Parlett

Kemi Alabi’s Against Heaven answers generations of spiritual violence and threatened damnation with reclamation, repopulation, and a redefinition of heaven.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Remembering the Nakba is not optional.

Raja Shehadeh

On the first English translation of Wittgenstein's early private notebooks.

Kieran Setiya

On the first English translation of the Austrian poet’s critical writings, composed against the backdrop of a society remaking itself in the shadow of fascism.

Peter Filkins
No other artist more perfectly anticipated the banal strangeness of life in the twenty-first century.
Jackson Arn
A “woke” remake that peddles in symbolic representation is not the film Puerto Ricans deserve.
Éric Morales-Franceschini
Two recent essay collections explore the interplay between literary genre and a rapidly changing planet.
Marissa Grunes

Robin D. G. Kelley and Bongani Madondo honor the writer's life, work, and legacy.

Bongani Madondo, Robin D. G. Kelley

Because it hinges on who will accept blame for causing climate change, there’s never been so much at stake in the naming of a geological era.

Mark Bould

Recent works depict the agonies and rage of being a low-wage housekeeper or nanny. But all fail to identify capitalism itself as the culprit.

Sophie Lewis

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.

Farah Jasmine Griffin

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