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Orlando Reade is writing a Ph.D. on English poetry and cosmology in the seventeenth century. His interview with Lynette Yiadom-Boakye can be read in The White Review No. 13.



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Wildness of the Day

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December 2016

Orlando Reade

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December 2016

One day in late 2011, waiting outside Green Park station, my gaze was drawn to an unexpected sight. Earlier that year a canopy of...

Interview

Issue No. 13

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Orlando Reade

Interview

Issue No. 13

Modern philosophy is threatened by love, whose objects are never only objects. Philosophers have discovered in love a lived...

Álvaro Enrigue is a Mexican writer who lives and teaches in New York A leading light in the Spanish-language literary world, he is published by the prestigious Barcelona imprint Anagrama His numerous awards include the Herralde Prize, one of the few in the megagalaxy of Spanish-language literary prizes that seems to align with Anglophone taste – former winners include Roberto Bolaño, Javier Marías, Enrique Vila-Matas and Juan Villoro He is also one of a number of writers, including Yuri Herrera, Andrés Neuman and Alejandro Zambra, that have been referred to as part of a new Latin American Boom (The original Boom included Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes and Mario Vargas Llosa) He is married to Valeria Luiselli, another eminent Mexican writer who has been thoughtfully translated and published in English; if the pair were in any doubt about their status as a literary power couple, they were then featured in Vogue in 2016, complete with moody black-and-white photo and the inimitably Vogue headline, ‘Married Mexican Writers Álvaro Enrigue and Valeria Luiselli on Their Buzzy New Novels and New York Life’   Enrigue has written four novels and two short story collections, between which there hang some common threads There is a consistent and interpenetrating concern with world history and the world’s current political dispensation Though Sudden Death (tr Natasha Wimmer) looks explicitly at the origins of transatlantic modernity, he has also said of it: ‘though set in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it is about the twenty-first’ I have seen him grimace hearing his work referred to as historical fiction, yet he has also spoken about the fact the novelist is in a good position to be ‘a prophet looking backwards’ His short story ‘A Samurai Sees the Sunrise in Acapulco’ (tr Rahul Bery), published in The White Review No 12, expands on a period in the 1600s when Japanese merchant ships, guarded by Samurai warriors, docked in Mexico; in Decencia [Decency], a character recounts his experience of the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920) and its heady aftermath Politics are sometimes addressed head-on and sometimes as subtexts: Enrigue is on record as saying that, given the chaos and

Contributor

August 2014

Orlando Reade

Contributor

August 2014

Orlando Reade is writing a Ph.D. on English poetry and cosmology in the seventeenth century. His interview with Lynette...

Life outside the Manet Paradise Resort : On the paintings of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

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November 2012

Orlando Reade

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November 2012

*   A person is represented, sitting in what appears to be the banal and conventional pose of a high street studio portrait photographer:...

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fiction

January 2012

Collapse - A Memoir

Jesse Loncraine

fiction

January 2012

Author’s Note   I began writing about the war five years after it was over; a war the world...

poetry

November 2014

Lay and Other Poems

Pere Gimferrer

TR. Adrian Nathan West

poetry

November 2014

Ode to Venice Before the Sea of Theaters (from Arde el mar, 1966)   The false cups, the poison,...

Art

Issue No. 2

Sri Lankan Contemporary Art

Josephine Breese

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Issue No. 2

Sri Lanka has developed a thriving, vital contemporary art scene over the past twenty years. New artists are emerging...

 

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