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Slouching Towards Death

Book Review

July 2021

Amber Husain

Book Review

July 2021

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...

Book Review

July 2021

Rot Beneath the Surface

Laura Maw

Book Review

July 2021

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

Book Review

July 2021

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

Tausif Noor

Book Review

July 2021

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

Book Review

May 2021

HOLDING THE ROOM: ON HOLLY PESTER’S ‘COMIC TIMING’

Helen Charman

Book Review

May 2021

The last poem in Holly Pester’s first collection COMIC TIMING (Granta, 2021) is called ‘Villette’; it shares its title...

Book Review

May 2021

Sinking into Exile

Dylan Suher

Book Review

May 2021

I am admittedly an outsider to Hong Kong, but as Liu Yichang’s 1962 novel The Drunkard proves, the outsider...

Book Review

April 2021

A Leathery Mood: On Jeremy Atherton Lin’s 'Gay Bar'

Amelia Abraham

Book Review

April 2021

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

BY PONNUTHAI’S SIDE

Art Review

April 2021

Vijeta Kumar

Art Review

April 2021

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

Book Review

February 2021

On Mary Gaitskill

Rosa Lyster

Book Review

February 2021

Mary Gaitskill’s fiction is full of cats – stray kittens wandering in and out of people’s lives, little white...

Book Review

January 2021

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

Aaron Peck

Book Review

January 2021

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

End Times: Heather Phillipson’s ‘The End’

Art Review

December 2020

Alex Quicho

Art Review

December 2020

A huge swirl of whipped cream, garnished with a drone, a fly, and a maraschino cherry: so insistent that I avert my eyes on...

 

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