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White Travel Writers, Please Stop Saying You Fell in Love with a Country Full of Brown People

Rosalie Metro considers the historical connotation of travel writers saying they "fell in love" with a country.

How the Exodus Really Happened, According to a New Theory by Israel Knohl

Randy Rosenthal describes Israel Knohl's theory about the true story of the Exodus, described in his forthcoming book.

A Perpetual Layering of Language and Meaning: An Interview with Writer and Translator Jenny McPhee

Nathan Scott McNamara interviews writer and translator Jenny McPhee about her life and work.

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Acquiring Targets

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The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation: What about War?

By Charles Montgomery The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, …

Standing with Standing Rock: Rhythm of Relationship

The following article is the third in a five-part series about the movement at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The …

Un-treasured Time: A Conversation with Phil Elverum

In my mind, Phil Elverum is a man who needs no introduction. I met Phil probably in 1997. I would …

Encountering Derek Walcott

By Alan Warhaftig Derek Walcott, born in St. Lucia in the Windward Islands, died on March 17, 2017 at the …

Brevity in the Age of Trump and Twitter

By Jerry Griswold Donald Trump prefers communicating with the public via Twitter, a messaging service that insists a “tweet” be …