Chains or Whips? The Cruel Decade and its Aftermath

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February 2023

Kristian Vistrup Madsen

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February 2023

It seems to me that the 00s ended with the final withdrawal of NATO soldiers from Afghanistan in 2021. Or with the end of...

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January 2023

Philippa Snow

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January 2023

On the most literal level, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s elliptical, spiritual-cum-sensual movie Teorema (1968) is about an entire family being driven to distraction by their...

Fiction

January 2023

Afternoon Tea

Camila Sosa Villada

TR. Kit Maude

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January 2023

‘Grandma… Why are we brown?’   The grandmother puts down the rifle she’s been cleaning. Another rifle and a...

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December 2022

Debt

Natasha Soobramanien & Luke Williams

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December 2022

This is the story of a book we are still writing.   –   Edinburgh, July 2014. The sluggishness...

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December 2022

Books of the Year

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December 2022

Every year, The White Review asks friends and contributors...

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December 2022

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December 2022

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Poetry

November 2022

Three Poems

Iryna Shuvalova

TR. Uilleam Blacker

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November 2022

CULTURAL STRATUM   remember how once in a past...

Fiction

November 2022

On Your Feet (Marine Le Pen pays a visit)

Nathalie Quintane

TR. Jacqueline Feldman

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November 2022

Marine Le Pen gets into town tonight. That’s what...

Interview

November 2022

Interview with Valzhyna Mort

Jennifer Lee Tsai

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November 2022

How can we mourn the dead within the context...

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November 2022

You Have Not Yet Been Defeated

Alaa Abd el-Fattah

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November 2022

RightsCon is an annual human rights conference, run by Access Now. Alaa attended the first ever RightsCon in October...

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October 2022

But Who Could Have Known? (Grief, Gratitude)

Thomas Glave

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October 2022

But how could anyone have known? Known or believed...

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October 2022

Interview with Sarah Schulman

Kristin Grogan

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October 2022

In Sarah Schulman’s 1986 novel Girls, Visions and Everything...

Prize Entry

April 2022

The White Review Short Story Prize 2022, sponsored by RCW

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April 2022

On Saturday 15 October, at an event in London,...

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October 2022

Guts

Julia Armfield

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October 2022

In Alexandra Kleeman’s 2015 novel You Too Can Have...

The Boar’s Gambit

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October 2022

Vladimir Sorokin

TR. Max Lawton

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October 2022

The President of a small European country was dozing on a wave bed when his platinum smartphone, resting upon his ebony nightstand, began to...

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Issue No. 23

Interview with Annie Ernaux

Lauren Elkin

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Issue No. 23

In 1999, living in France for the first time, I picked up a copy of Passion simple by Annie...

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September 2022

Interview with Susanna Moore

Rosa Lyster

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September 2022

Susanna Moore’s memoir, Miss Aluminum (2020), takes its title from a trade show at the New York Coliseum in...

Poetry

September 2022

A Violet Coagulation of Dispersals

Momtaza Mehri

Poetry

September 2022

I   All the real niggas are dead or...

Fiction

September 2022

Insekt or large verminous thing

Kate Zambreno

Fiction

September 2022

Around dusk one evening in March, I went out...

Events

September 2022

The White Review Short Story Prize Party 2022

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September 2022

Saturday 15 October / 7:30 p.m. / Reference Point...

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September 2022

Getting Rid of It

Ariel Saramandi

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September 2022

As a schoolgirl I was told that abortion was...

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September 2022

The Professor of Loss

Jekwu Anyaegbuna

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September 2022

The Professor stormed into the brothel’s reception hall in...

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September 2022

Under the Paving Stones, the Sofa

Alex Aspden

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September 2022

The email telling us to return to the office came last week, but I know when I step off...

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September 2022

Come Back, Freddy Krueger!

John Christopher

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September 2022

When I took my boyfriend, Freddy Krueger, home to...

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September 2022

Class of 1985

Jiaqi Kang

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September 2022

≠Late spring is when Hangzhou is prettiest, but it...

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September 2022

Galapagos Man, Do You See?

Hannah Jingwen Lee

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September 2022

‘Where are my shoes?’   Alana is threading her...

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September 2022

Ruins

Leeor Ohayon

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September 2022

1.   A mural with a soldier and a...

Heliotrope

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September 2022

Wiggy Bob Snow

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September 2022

Catmint wakes up to the taste of milk and baking soda. He pushes his tongue against his teeth. Swallows thick, creamy catarrh. It is...

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September 2022

Mothers in the Hague

Aparna Surendra

Prize Entry

September 2022

The mothers check their belongings into lockers and pass through metal detectors. They learn the rules of the public...

Interview

August 2022

Interview with Yaa Gyasi

Alok Vaid-Menon

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August 2022

In my first year of college I auditioned for our school’s spoken word poetry collective. There was this tradition...

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

Fiction

August 2022

Gloria Mwaniga Odary

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August 2022

The day Mama threw a cooking stick at Kagonya was a November day so hot that the ripened bananas hanging on sisal rope from...

 

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