Don’t Panic: Coping with the Internet Age Through Ignorance

By Kevin Litman-Navarro The last time the United States was the world’s premiere manufacturing power, American citizens lived under the …

Romeo and Juliet of Hell’s Kitchen: On Tina Cane’s Once More with Feeling

By Matthew Lippman When you read Tina Cane’s Once More with Feeling you will scratch your head and say, “What the …

The Heart Grows Stranger: Sorrow & the Unspeakable in Three Recent Prose Texts

By Kristina Marie Darling In Black Sun, Julia Kristeva observes that mourning is, in essence, a loss of language. Words …

Beneath the Veneer: John Banville’s The Untouchable

By Steve Isenberg John Banville’s The Untouchable (1997) gives imaginative life to what Lord Annan, then Provost of King’s College, …

Destruction and Deconstruction in Tommy Pico’s Nature Poem

Tommy Pico’s book-length epic Nature Poem is written, in parts, like a string of OK Cupid messages from every run-of-the-mill …

Xue Generis: Can Xue and the Dangers of Literary Exceptionalism

By Amanda DeMarco “Can Xue’s works are truly exceptional,” Can Xue assures us. China’s most prominent author of experimental fiction …

Lisa Ko’s The Leavers and the Devastation of the Deportation Machine

An interactive map on The GEO Group’s website bears 74 green dots. These represent the 74 for-profit correctional facilities — …