Mailing List

reviews

On Mary Gaitskill

Book Review

February 2021

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 cats seen briefly from the...

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...

Art Review

December 2020

End Times: Heather Phillipson’s ‘The End’

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...

Book Review

October 2020

Isabel Wilkerson's ‘Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents’

Durgesh Solanki

Book Review

October 2020

In 1498 the colonial explorer Vasco da Gama reached Kerala, on the West Coast of present-day India. The Portuguese...

Book Review

October 2020

Mieko Kawakami’s ‘Breasts and Eggs’

Zakia Uddin

Book Review

October 2020

‘What use are eggs on their own?’ is a question that resounds through Mieko Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs, a...

Book Review

September 2020

Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Bland Fanatics’

Rebecca Liu

Book Review

September 2020

The Anglo-American commentariat is full of lofty egos. Pankaj Mishra has developed a reputation as their great deflater. ‘Watch...

Yun Ko-eun’s ‘The Disaster Tourist’

Book Review

September 2020

Esther Kim

Book Review

September 2020

How might the novelist, working with a form traditionally obsessed with humans, represent the nonhuman? Or, perhaps a better question: how might a fiction...

Book Review

September 2020

Shola von Reinhold’s ‘LOTE’

Izabella Scott

Book Review

September 2020

To read Shola von Reinhold’s ornate, multi-layered novel LOTE (2020) is to encounter a baroque mind. It tells the...

Book Review

September 2020

Let’s try again. Start over. On Nathalie Léger

Katie Da Cunha Lewin

Book Review

September 2020

I went to see Barbara Loden’s Wanda at a screening at the ICA, not for Nathalie Léger, but for...

Natasha Stagg’s ‘Sleeveless’

Book Review

August 2020

Amber Husain

Book Review

August 2020

‘The thong is centimetres closer to areas of arousal,’ writes Natasha Stagg in Sleeveless: Fashion, Image, Media, New York, 2011–2019, ‘which means it is...

 

Get our newsletter

 

* indicates required