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Jesse Ball’s ‘Census’

Book Review

May 2018

Patrick Langley

Book Review

May 2018

Reading Jesse Ball’s new novel feels like being hypnotised, or like having your heart broken – but really it feels like both at once....

Art Review

April 2018

Sean Raspet, Receptor-Binding Variations

Evan Moffitt

Art Review

April 2018

How well do you know your nose? That organ is the gateway to our least understood sense, a network...

Book Review

April 2018

Women and Technology: History is a Cautionary Tale

Orit Gat

Book Review

April 2018

Few book reviews open with amateur rap, but: ‘back in the day when new media was new,’ goes the...

Book Review

April 2018

Chris Power’s ‘Mothers’

Alex Christofi

Book Review

April 2018

Chris Power’s first collection of short stories, Mothers, is peopled by the restless – forever walking, running, travelling, holidaying,...

Art Review

April 2018

Danh Vo, Take My Breath Away

Tausif Noor

Art Review

April 2018

‘When you love, you are nailed to the cross,’ says a character in Rainer Fassbinder’s film In a Year...

Book Review

March 2018

Jamie Quatro's Fire Sermon

Megan Nolan

Book Review

March 2018

It is commonly agreed that desire is a self-perpetuating rather than substantive thing. Everyone from George Bernard Shaw to...

Sofia Stevi, turning forty winks into a decade

Art Review

March 2018

Cal Revely-Calder

Art Review

March 2018

We’re prone to speak as if dreaming were either too much or nothing at all. One person’s ‘dreamer’ is a radical, someone who’d storm...

Book Review

March 2018

Abi Andrews’s ‘The Word for Woman is Wilderness’

Josie Mitchell

Book Review

March 2018

‘Cetaceans are women’s allies in the war against patriarchy because patriarchy holds the cetaceans down with us,’ explains the...

Book Review

March 2018

Luis Goytisolo’s ‘Recounting’

J. S. Tennant

Book Review

March 2018

In June last year the Spanish novelist Juan Goytisolo (interviewed in The White Review in 2014) died in Marrakesh, his home for decades....

Yeng Pway Ngon’s ‘Unrest’

Book Review

March 2018

Dylan Suher

Book Review

March 2018

The four Chinese student activists of Yeng Pway Ngon’s Unrest were revolutionaries only for a moment; in the three decades that the novel spans, they struggle...