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Virginie Despentes
Virginie Despentes is a writer and filmmaker. She is the author of fifteen books including Apocalypse Baby (2010) and the Vernon Subutex trilogy (2013-2017). She was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize for Vernon Subutex 1 in 2018. Vernon Subutex 3 will be published in June by Maclehose. Her essay King Kong Theory will be reissued by Fitzcarraldo Editions in August 2020 in a new translation by Frank Wynne, and with a foreword by Paul B. Preciado.

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CÉSARS: TIME TO GET UP AND GET OUT

Feature

March 2020

Virginie Despentes

TR. Frank Wynne

Feature

March 2020

First things first: I’d like to reassure all you power brokers, bosses, kingpins, big shots – yes, it hurts. It doesn’t matter that we...

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fiction

March 2017

Snow

Hoda Barakat

TR. Marilyn Booth

fiction

March 2017

Hoda Barakat’s The Kingdom of this Earth turns to the history of Lebanese Maronite Christians, from the Mandate period...

poetry

January 2015

Litanies of an Audacious Rosary

Enrique Vila-Matas

TR. Rosalind Harvey

poetry

January 2015

FEBRUARY 2008   * I’m outraged, but I’ve learned a way of reasoning that quickly defuses my exasperation. This...

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Issue No. 4

Tibetan Kitsch

Evan Harris

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Issue No. 4

I first glimpsed the Potala Palace behind the bending legs of a prostitute. She swayed, obscuring a vista of...

 

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