James Bridle’s ‘New Dark Age’

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October 2018

Orit Gat

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October 2018

Halfway through James Bridle’s foreboding, at times terrifying, but ultimately motivating account of our technological present, he recounts a scene from a magazine article...

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A. K. Blakemore

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MAY   you slid into my life as though a witch’s smock — a sun poem.   fat bee on a bright brick wall...

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April 2018

The Great Awake

Julia Armfield

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April 2018

When I was twenty-seven, my Sleep stepped out of me like a passenger from a train carriage, looked around...

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October 2018

Interview with Margo Jefferson

Zinzi Clemmons

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October 2018

I’ve had the privilege of knowing Margo Jefferson since 2011, when I took her class, The Critic As Artist,...

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October 2018

Issues of The White Review are not planned around...

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September 2018

It’s All In The Film: Direct Cinema, ‘Grey Gardens’ and ‘That Summer’

Ralf Webb

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September 2018

Big Edie Beale, sitting bare-shouldered on the terrace, puts...

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September 2018

Martine Syms, Grande Calme

Holly Black

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September 2018

I’ve never been ghosted by a work of art...

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September 2018

Interview with Jenny Hval

Josie Thaddeus-Johns

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It’s the middle of the hot, dead summer of...

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Miriam Toews’s ‘Women Talking’

Caitlin Ingham

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September 2018

Édouard Louis, speaking recently at the London Review Bookshop,...

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September 2018

Interview with Rachel Zucker

Sophie Oliver

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September 2018

I met the poet Rachel Zucker on a hot July day in New York, where she grew up and...

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September 2018

Tai Shani, Semiramis

Jesc Bunyard

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September 2018

‘Womanhood’ is a troubled concept in the world of...

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September 2018

The White Review Poet’s Prize 2018

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September 2018

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the...

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September 2018

Renato Cisneros’s ‘The Distance Between Us’

Cal Revely-Calder

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September 2018

Renato Cisneros couldn’t remember the day his sister Valentina...

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August 2018

Let Them Eat [Royal Wedding] Cake

Jennifer Schaffer

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August 2018

Britain has always been a nation capable of telling...

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August 2018

Mary Jean Chan

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August 2018

The Calligrapher   Try grasping a piece of wood between your thumb, middle & ring finger – as if the drip- dripping of ink...

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August 2018

Nora Ikstena's ‘Soviet Milk’

Kevin Brazil

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August 2018

Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena opens with two women who cannot remember. ‘I don’t remember 15 October 1969,’ says...

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August 2018

Maria Fusco, ECZEMA!

Daisy Lafarge

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August 2018

Growing up in an evangelical church I took communion most weeks. To a child’s mind it seemed an excitingly...

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August 2018

RETRIEVALS

Edward Herring

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August 2018

  About ‘Retrievals’:   I like to hear writing...

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August 2018

Alicia Kopf's ‘Brother in Ice’

Jess Cotton

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August 2018

Towards the beginning of Brother in Ice, the debut...

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August 2018

JENNY HOLZER, IN CONVERSATION WITH FRANCES MORRIS

Thom James

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August 2018

Perhaps unsurprisingly, every seat in the Tate’s Starr Cinema...

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August 2018

Lorrie Moore's ‘See What Can Be Done’

Nicole Flattery

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August 2018

Lorrie Moore writes in her introduction to See What...

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July 2018

INTERVIEW WITH ANAND PATWARDHAN

Tausif Noor

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July 2018

By the late 1990s a right wing government in...

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Issue No. 19

Marianne's Breasts

Jacqueline Feldman

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Issue No. 19

She had performed alone in the past, lunging at Patriarch Kirill, but on the morning of this protest, her...

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Really Techno

Julia Bell

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Issue No. 22

‘Ich bin einer,’ I say when my turn comes....

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July 2018

Yoko Tawada's ‘The Last Children of Tokyo’

Rebecca Bates

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July 2018

Everywhere in the Japan of Yoko Tawada’s The Last Children...

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July 2018

Two Poems

Richard Georges

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July 2018

Dead Reckoning   They say birds always find their...

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July 2018

Emily Pope, The Sitcom Show

Alex Quicho

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July 2018

Emily Pope’s five-part web series, The Sitcom Show, is a throwback...

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July 2018

Michelle Steinbeck

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July 2018

There’s a child in the yard, its shoes flash every time it takes a step.   It carefully places one foot in front of...

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July 2018

Lena Andersson's ‘Acts of Infidelity’

Sophie Mackintosh

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July 2018

Acts of Infidelity is the second novel by Lena Andersson that follows unlucky-in-love heroine Ester Nilsson, and it’s another...

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July 2018

Corita Kent, Get With The Action

Ellen Mara De Wachter

Art Review

July 2018

It always felt hot and hazy, coming off an 8-hour flight from Europe, and the backs of my legs...

C.D. Rose’s ‘Who’s Who When Everyone Is Someone Else’

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July 2018

Matthew Janney

Book Review

July 2018

‘Play! Invent the world! Invent reality!’ cries one character in Vladimir Nabokov’s Look at the Harlequins!, playfully referring to her own non-existence. There is...