Women Without Men Without Women

By Zoë Hu Seeing no alternative, a woman plants herself in her family’s courtyard and sprouts into a tree, begging …

Writing Reptiles: Qiu Miaojin’s Notes of a Crocodile

The crocodile of Taiwanese writer Qiu Miaojin’s recently translated first novel Notes of a Crocodile is and is not a …

What’s it Like to be a Famous Actor? (Feat. Birds)

By Ryan McIlvain With Odd Birds, Ian Harding’s delightful short memoir on bird watching and being famous — a pair …

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, …