Garth Greenwell on “Relevance” in Art

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In a long, searching essay in Harper’s, Garth Greenwell takes a stand against the view that certain works of literature aren’t “relevant” to readers on the basis of their author’s identity.

 

Aida Edemariam on Sophie Mackintosh

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Despite her admiration for Sophie Mackintosh’s début novel, The Water Cure, Aida Edemariam writes in The Guardian about her disillusionment with Mackintosh’s follow-up, Blue Ticket.