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Tag: Criticism

How it rose, fell, and may rise again.

Peter E. Gordon

Pitchfork is dead, but good reviewing doesn’t have to die with it.

Eli Zeger

On the Nobel Prize–winning writer’s posthumously published novel, Until August.

Junot Díaz

On Lakdhas Wikkramasinha’s vanished histories.

Vidyan Ravinthiran

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

Why groundbreaking queer studies scholar Leo Bersani rejected the word “queer.”

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 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

Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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