The Monthly Digest: June 2017

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

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What Gershom Scholem and Hannah Arendt Can Teach Us About Evil Today

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.

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The 57th Venice Biennale Exhibition: Meet Curator Christine Macel [VIDEO]

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

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Three Poets You Should Know: Noor Naga, Mona Kareem, Iman Mersal

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

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