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Here was a woman who had modelled her life so closely on Marilyn Monroe’s that doing so eventually helped drive her to her death...

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In January, a preview excerpt in The New Yorker of Rachel Kushner’s essay collection The Hard Crowd (2021) warned us that this might turn...

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Rot Beneath the Surface

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Fire has started in Flat 4 of Paradise Block. The young girl in Alice Ash’s story ‘Eggs’ watches with...

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Devil in the Detail: on Leesa Gazi’s ‘Hellfire’

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British-Bangladeshi novelist Tahmima Anam’s debut A Golden Age (2007) tracks the early stirrings of revolution in East Bengal from...

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  MODES OF BEING   A new hobby of...

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This essay, written by the author on his 1988...

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‘Y todo esto es mío y no lo es,...

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The last poem in Holly Pester’s first collection COMIC...

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Hungry Ghosts

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In the middle of a summer when I am still a half-child, Mum tells me that this is the...

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I am admittedly an outsider to Hong Kong, but...

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ON ADAM CURTIS: CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD

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  Billed as ‘An Emotional History of the Modern...

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MAY   you slid into my life as though...

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Amelia Abraham

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With few exceptions, the queer spaces I have visited over the years vary wildly, but there is a slippery quality that unites my experiences...

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In a photograph by Jaisingh Nageswaran, a boy is swimming in a river. His arm lunges forward, hanging mid-air....

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Say you wrote a book about a person in search of meaning. Imagine that it was widely praised and...

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In his pencil-like embrasure, the look-out and later the...

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KARA   I’ve been doing this lately, leaving the...

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And the night John Berger died, I, Maria, pale...

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Over the course of her career, Marie NDiaye has...

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I was three years old when Pauline Hanson announced...

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Mary Gaitskill’s fiction is full of cats – stray...

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We are excited to announce the eight portfolios shortlisted for the White Review Poet’s Prize 2020/21, in partnership with Cheerio Publishing. This year there...

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Rainbow Milk, Paul Mendez’s debut novel, explores lived histories at the intersections of Blackness, the working class, British Empire,...

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The Abyss Echoes Back: Judith Schalansky’s ‘An Inventory of Losses’

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Early in Judith Schalansky’s An Inventory of Losses, the narrator describes the way an ancient form of writing survived...

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  First winter in Iceland     Some mornings we’re woken by the sound of our neighbour sneezing. I raise the blinds and drink...

 

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