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Maggie Doherty is the author of
March 7, 2022
The New Politics of Desire
In her new book, the philosopher Amia Srinivasan asks: “What would it take for sex really to be free?”
Cultural Criticism and Analysis
July 8, 2021
‘What Would It Mean to Think That Thought?’: The Era of Lauren Berlant
Four writers on the legacy of Berlant’s thinking both in the academy and in public life.
Ajay Singh Chaudhary
Journalists and Journalism
June 22, 2021
Janet Malcolm’s Provocations
Her writing cut through propriety and pretentiousness and revealed us for who we are: desiring creatures, complicated and simple at once.
May 3, 2021
The Rise of Adjunct Lit
How a bleak future in and out of the academy has produced a new kind of campus novel.
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May 5, 2020
Mary Gaitskill’s Art of Loneliness
Through her portraits of solitude, Gaitskill forces us to recognize those moments of subtle connection.
September 27, 2018
Rachel Cusk’s Struggle to Break Free
trilogy, the English novelist finds a freedom in art that she cannot locate in life.
December 28, 2017
Mary McCarthy’s Unsparing Honesty
For McCarthy, accuracy was more than just a literary aesthetic; it was a moral and political position.
June 27, 2017
Grace Paley’s Crowded World
In her life, as in her writing, the boundaries between the personal and the political were remarkably porous.