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Alice Hattrick is a writer and producer based in London. She is currently a Contributing Editor of EROS and a co-editor of A-OR-IST.

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Ill Feelings

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Issue No. 19

Alice Hattrick

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Issue No. 19

My mother recently found some loose diary pages I wrote in my first year of boarding school, aged eleven, whilst she was clearing out...

Art

February 2016

'Look at me, I said to the glass in a whisper, a breath.'

Alice Hattrick

Art

February 2016

Listen to her. She is telling you about her adolescence. She is telling you about one particular ‘bender’ that...

Since 2004, when his work started to appear in n1, the magazine he co-founded, Mark Greif has taken contemporary bourgeois experience as his principal subject In wry, densely plotted essays, full of unexpected twists and insights, he questions our attitudes towards exercise, sex, whiteness, war When placed under his scrutiny, the 21st century is usually found wanting Informed by history, he shows how we got to this point and how we needn’t settle for it   As Greif uncovers shallowness and hypocrisy, it’s hard not to feel as if you’ve been found out: after all, aren’t you the very kind of hipster he describes? Don’t you care a little too much about food, the gym? Yet he is not quite the puritan — and certainly not the nihilist — suggested by the title of his new essay collection, Against Everything Threaded throughout the book, in a series on ‘the meaning of life’, are his strategies for coping with the world, and even improving it Greif’s outlook is essentially hopeful: he demands more, of us and himself When we met in London last October — a few weeks before the presidential election — he seemed energised by the political potential of what he then saw as an ‘incredibly good moment’ Although he can sometimes seem forbidding on the page, in person he was jovial and enthusiastic   Greif’s essays comprise just one aspect of his work He is also an associate professor of literary studies at the New School, in New York, and the author of The Age of the Crisis of Man (2015) A sweeping intellectual history of America between 1933 and 1973, the book recounts how different conceptions of humanity and history were conceived and debated — before being swept away by the tumult of the 1960s and the arrival of theory So far, at least, his essays have been distinguished from his academic work by their focus on the present, but he has written that all his work forms ‘a history of morals understood as the history of the construal of necessity and obligation’ He is now working on a book about

Contributor

August 2014

Alice Hattrick

Contributor

August 2014

Alice Hattrick is a writer and producer based in London. She is currently a Contributing Editor of EROS and a...

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Art

July 2014

Alice Hattrick

Kristina Buch

Art

July 2014

There are many ways to make sense of the world, through language, speech and text, but also the senses and their extensions. In his...

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Interview

February 2014

Interview with Patrick Keiller

David Anderson

Interview

February 2014

Patrick Keiller, an architect ‘diverted’ into making films, is principally known for his Robinson series, which began with  London (1994)...

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November 2016

Hot Rocks

Izabella Scott

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November 2016

‘We have received around 150 of them,’ Massimo Osanna tells me, as we peer into four small crates stuffed...

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January 2014

Tuesday Will Be War

Jáchym Topol

TR. Alex Zucker

poetry

January 2014

Jáchym Topol (b. 1962), like most Czech authors of his generation, wrote poetry for years before turning to prose....

 

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