If something is loud, it seems counterintuitive to shut it out, unless it’s something that’s distracting or destructive to your work. The act of making takes on a meaning separate from the acts themselves. I think we have to do whatever we can to carve out a space in which we can create, and guard
G. LARB INTERVIEWS The Monthly Digest: June 2017 Each month LARB’s contributors and editors conduct riveting, revealing conversations with cultural figures from around the world. Firmani; memoirist Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich and Douglas Preston, author of The Lost City of the Monkey God; eminent literary scholar Jonathan Culler; and — in the second installment of
That said, there are some stylistic traits that survive the translation. But so many others are weary, with nothing to hide, Not even phantasms; It would, though, be wrong to describe Houellebecq as a champion of these outsiders. There is much in his fiction that indeed nods toward the Grand Masters — Camus, Céline, even
One behaves differently after the party’s over, of course.” The enjoyment Scholem refers to is not simple sadism, but the thrill of experiencing a wild inflation of personal power — power over others, power to do as one privately wishes quite apart from any larger, theoretical ideology. Become a member today to receive the issue.
Curator Christine Macel has been the Chief Curator at the Musée national d’art moderne — Centre Pompidou in Paris since 2000, and was the curator of the French Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2013 and the Belgian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2007. Between the leafy serenity of the Giardini, with its eclectic
She uses the story like one of those coin-operated binoculars at a scenic overlook to focus on the Gorbals, a working-class area of Glasgow that was bulldozed in the name of urban redevelopment soon after the killer in her story was hanged. The Long Drop, whose title prefigures the fate of the man on trial
These visceral pieces take surprising hairpin turns, pulling the reader through proclamations, inquiries, and bursts of self-doubt. Then, on Tuesday, Noor Naga won the $10,000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers for her collection The Mistress and the Ping. Noor Naga was selected by a jury made up of poets Adèle Barclay, Stuart