The fact of the matter is that displacement, immigration and war are some of the most common factors of human history, so I always insist with a little mischievousness that I’m writing something very normal, very common. In fact, perhaps the middle class story is the exotic, is the rare, privileged gem that very few people get to experience.”
by accepting my home in a structure built atop spirits silent and angry, my roots are caught in the seams of rotten foundations, and I know this fantasy will be hauled out some day and the stories trapped beneath it will finally go free but by then there’ll be no-one there to listen and this sadness is worse than anything. Continue reading Read this week
I cannot imagine how I would make sense of the world without art, but nor can I comprehend how I would make sense of art without criticism. Continue reading Read this week
The play between philosophy and the body, poetry and life as it is lived, when perfectly balanced, offers the possibility of legitimacy that has historically been denied to authors who skirt the boundaries of sanctioned knowledge and the knowledge that comes from bearing witness to life.
How I spent my summer with Ferrante and Knausguard http://lithub.com/how-i-spent-my-summer-vacation-with-ferrante-and-knausgaard/ Each Cornflake by Ben Lerner http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n10/ben-lerner/each-cornflake ‘Literary suicide’ – a death both in and of literature. He’ll empty himself into a vessel, shattering that vessel: ‘I thought of this project … Continue reading read this week
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