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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...

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...

Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Bland Fanatics’

Book Review

September 2020

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 This Man’, the writer’s much-discussed...

Book Review

September 2020

Yun Ko-eun’s ‘The Disaster Tourist’

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...

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...

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

Book Review

September 2020

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 Don DeLillo. I was finishing...

 

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