I Didn’t Want to Talk About Literature Before Having Sex

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J.S. DeYoung reviews Lina Wolff’s The Polyglot Lovers (trans. Saskia Vogel).

 

Above the Fat

Categories: Fiction
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His hand hovers above the hot fat — not so hot as to be spitting and scarring his skin, but warm; warm enough to cook something; warm enough to be tender; warm enough for an egg.

 

Dan Chiasson on David Baker

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The New Yorker‘s poetry critic, Dan Chiasson, waxes lyrical about David Baker, whose new collection Swift contains a selection of his previous work alongside a series of original elegies for his parents.

 

Anna Aslanyan on Fleur Jaeggy

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As part of the Republic of Consciousness Prize’s small press coverage in partnership with 3:AM Magazine, Anna Aslanyan articulates the “nothingness” to be found in the novels of Fleur Jaeggy.

 

Claire Messud on Valeria Luiselli

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Amid the many rapturous responses to Valeria Luiselli’s Lost Children Archive, Claire Messud has taken to the NYRB with a more sceptical view of the novel.