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The End of Francophonie: The Politics of French Literature

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Issue No. 2

Lauren Elkin

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Issue No. 2

I. We were a couple of minutes late for the panel we’d hoped to attend. The doors were closed and there was a surly-looking...

Art

May 2011

Twelve Installations

Lawrence Lek

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May 2011

These installations express the transience of our sensory world, the impermanence of form, and the artificiality of our environment....

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Issue No. 1

On the Notoriously Overrated Powers of Voice in Fiction or How To Fail At Talking To Pretty Girls

D. W. Wilson

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Issue No. 1

On a Tuesday afternoon in July, not too long ago, a friend of mine struck a pose imitating a...

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May 2011

On the Relative Values of Humility and Arrogance; or the Confusing Complications of Negative Serendipity

Annabel Howard

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May 2011

On a distinctly drizzly Wednesday evening in February a friend of mine looked at me and said: ‘Only those who...

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May 2011

Short Cuts

Charles Boyle

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May 2011

1.. Whatever it is that the literature department of Arts Council England (ACE) is for, it can’t be for...

Interview

May 2011

Interview with Alison Klayman

Shepherd Laughlin

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May 2011

Until his arrest in Beijing on 3 April as he boarded a plane to Hong Kong, Ai Weiwei was...

Why I Write (Rather than Riot)

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May 2011

Gavin James Bower

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May 2011

Watching the recent public demonstrations protesting, at times violently, the Coalition government’s budgetary cuts, I was forced to revisit a long-held personal dilemma.  ...

Interview

May 2011

Interview with Desmond Hogan

Ben Eastham

Jacques Testard

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May 2011

Desmond Hogan is probably the most famous Irish writer you’ve never heard of. In the early 1980s, with numerous...

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March 2011

Gabriel Orozco: Cosmic Matter and Other Leftovers

Rye Dag Holmboe

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March 2011

‘To live,’ writes Walter Benjamin, ‘means to leave traces’. As one might expect, Benjamin’s observation is not without a...

Interview with DBC Pierre

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March 2011

Ben Eastham

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March 2011

DBC Pierre first came to the attention of the world with the publication of Vernon God Little in 2003. This furious satire on contemporary life,...

 

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