The book’s final line is a warning as much as an entreaty: “Don’t ever let them talk you out of being mad again.”
David Rosenthal is clearly a masterful translator of the original Catalan — you can see Rodoreda’s pen at work behind his translation.
This Sunday, the long-awaited HBO adaptation of Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend premiered, the first book in her Neapolitan novels quartet.
Museum of the Americas interrogates the white gaze and how the curation of the archive is another palimpsestic layer of control and power.
Inger Christensen’s poetic hypothesis houses the intimacy between an arrangement of the poem and content to curate layered meaning.
Killing Commendatore is the most recent entry in Haruki Murakami’s canon of sensory and supernatural games of chance.
Adjei-Brenyah lays out the many ways the enlightened interact with a broken world: they laugh, cry, shake their fists at it, or remain indifferent.
Tana French's The Witch Elm gives rise to real questions about identity, the nature of self-perception, and the limitations of being in your own head.
If good creative writing sparks the instinct to write, The Shell Game provides ample embers to inspire a wide range of writers.
Luce D'Eramo's Deviation constitutes an invaluable insight on memory, trauma, and repression in the context of life-writing.
Kate Atkinson's latest novel follows protagonist Juliet as she transcribes documents during World War II and is swept into a high-tension waiting game.
Gary Shteyngart's newest novel Lake Success serves as a vivid, colorful pastoral of America in all its glamour and blemishes.