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Exposing the debasement of language in service to ideologies was Renata Adler’s cause.
Eula Biss’s On Immunity is a slipshod book full of brilliant moments.
Arundhati Roy's new book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, reveals the contours of power in India today.
For Rian Malan, seeking atonement doesn’t necessarily mean one will attain it.
Instead of rescuing forgotten truths, neocons like Charles Krauthammer devise novel fallacies.
The city and its landscape would not exist were it not for many violations against nature.
Auntie man? Black writer? Negress? In The Women, Hilton Als is Hilton Als.
Inside the great social historian Eric Hobsbawm there was an aesthete waiting to come out.
How did everything a writer had known and loved come violently apart?
No one dies for poetry anymore, not even in Russia. Enter the oligarchs, who steer clear of Putin’s ire by sponsoring literary prizes.