Valeria Luiselli on Guadalupe Nettel

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In a new essay at Guernica, translated by Samuel Rutter, Valeria Luiselli calls attention to the novels of the Mexican writer Guadalupe Nettel, particularly her prize-winning After the Winter.

 

GD Dess on Elisa Gabbert

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GD Dess reviews Elisa Gabbert’s essay collection The Word Pretty in the Los Angeles Review of Books, viewing the book with a jaundiced eye and using it as an occasion to consider the troubled aesthetics of the “lyrical essay”.