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Sinking into Exile

Book Review

May 2021

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 is a classic Hong Kong...

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...

Art Review

April 2021

BY PONNUTHAI’S SIDE

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....

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...

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...

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

Book Review

October 2020

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 first came as traders, but...

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...

 

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