In a notably international issue, highlights include Youssef Rakha on the intersection of shaabi (urban folk) music and revolution in Cairo, and Brazilian novelist Daniel Galera’s essay on Prince of Persia and ‘the great sensory and aesthetic pleasure that video games are able to provide’ (originally published in Brazil’s preeminent literary magazine Serrote, and translated for The White Review by Rahul Bery) Originally published in 2002, Édouard Levé’s Oeuvres proposed something uniquely ‘misleading without being false’: a photo series of American towns bearing names homonymous to those in other countries In 2006 Levé realised this project as Amérique, and for our July online issue we’re featuring a selection from the series alongside an excerpt from the forthcoming translation, originally published in The White Review No 7, out this month from Dalkey Archive Press Also this month: an extract from Mexican poet Tedi López Mills’ English-language debut, Death on Rua Augusta; Chilean writer Juan Pablo Meneses’ chronicle of hooliganism, football and a derelict grenade (taken from The Football Crónicas, a collection of South American writings on football, published this month by Ragpicker Press); Charmian Griffin and artist Amanda Loomes construct a narrative of concrete; new fiction and an interview from American short story writer Diane Williams; and Simon Hammond maps contemporary anti-fiction, taking BS Johnson as his point of departure
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June 2014