The Cult of the Clitoris

Australian urologist Helen O’Connell’s MRI studies demonstrated that the clitoris was not only an external hot button but also a structure of sensitive tissue that extending several inches into the body like an enchanted double wishbone. Mintz’s program is fairly simple but sensible: get to know your body, figure out how to get yourself off,

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“Islandia” and the Dangers of Globalization

The narrative follows the standard trajectory of a literary utopia, introducing a strange and perhaps superior society through the eyes of a visitor. JUNE 16, 2017 SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, a massive novel landed on bookstore shelves. By 1906, the United States has consolidated a Pacific empire under an expansionist president. Interwoven with John Lang’s travels

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LARB Radio Hour: Amelia Gray on Her New Novel “Isadora”; Plus “The Last Wolf” by László Krasznahoraki

Isadora flees Paris, traveling across a Europe that is itself imploding. Then tragedy strikes when her two young children drown in the Seine. The book focuses on two years in the life of Isadora Duncan, the legendary American modern dance pioneer. Also, author Jess Arndt returns to recommend a novella, The Last Wolf, by Hungarian

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Friday Finds: Two Views on Arabic-Nordic Literature

It’s unclear how publishing literature in Nordic countries would address issues of censorship or distribution. Are communities created by Arabic-Nordic literature? However, anything with libraries is good. Also, it is of urgent importance to adopt strategies for including Arabic-Nordic literature as part of the Nordic literature structure and in the collections of Nordic public libraries.

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