TRANSLATORS PLAY A crucial role as gatekeepers of world literature. We are currently witnessing an important era in literary translation where many platforms and institutions dedicated to the art ...
Our only hope, the authors propose, is to “reconstruct democracy from the bottom up.” The book elevates “experiments [in] revitalizing democracy” from North America and Europe, though what they mean ...
ANNE APPLEBAUM IS something of a party animal. In her new book, Twilight of Democracy, Applebaum leads with a story of a New Year’s party in 1999 and ends with a vignette from a summer party in 2019.
In fact, it is pretty well established that the close relation between believing and making is constitutive of scientific truth. The “scientific revolution” of the early modern period could be ...
Better known by his penname Curzio Malaparte, Suckert moved to Paris in 1947, trailing behind him a controversial past. Born ...
I found myself feeling regret on behalf of friends, colleagues, and former students whose late winter 2019 and spring 2020 books weren’t getting as much notice as they might be receiving in “normal ...
The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, assiduously refrains from mentioning the 45th president outside of the book’s preface and epilogue, but Trump’s doughy specter haunts every page. He ...
A TEXT CAN’T CHOOSE its context. A novel may take years, while behind the author’s back the history that hatched its first drafts shifts radically. Blake Butler, for all his prodigious gifts ...
KEN JACOBS’S ARTISTIC LIFE has been devoted to discovering a form of cinema that is up to the task of redeeming our corrupted ...
The mosquito flew into his nose and entered his brain. On February 3, I gathered with a small group of friends at Visitor Welcome Center for a conversation on the occasion of the closing of my ...
After World War II, two-thirds of the global population lived in the so-called Third World. They weren’t part of the ...
THE PAST THREE and a half years have forced many Americans to consider the significant differences between a democracy and a republic. In a democracy, all eligible citizens cast votes that count ...