Finding Manijeh felt like putting yet another piece of the puzzle of my fragmented past into place. In fact, we had just startedseparately and unaware of one anothers journeysto reckon with our parents revolutionary pasts. More precisely, it was revolutionary affects, the core of Manijeh's book This Flame Within, which brought us back together.
One of the things I love about poetry books is that they have this sense that youre going on a journey and its an associative journey.
Asja Bakić writes with rare wit about lust, love, science, the climate disaster, time travel, and even provides a female take on the sufferings of Goethes Young Werther.
Earlier in our discussion, printed below, Sugarman noted a moral risk of representing the Holocaust in literature in domesticating the unspeakable horrors of the Shoah using aesthetic conventions to grasp the ungraspable.
When it comes to James Ellroy, Powell is the go-to expert who plays sleuth to the inventor of many an L.A. sleuth.
War Diary mounts an unrelenting assault on civilized comforts.
The story unfolds amidst a world of compelling innovation, and yet much of its tension centers around the age-old dilemma of familial relationships.
I Always Knew: A Memoir (Princeton University Press, 2022) is the intimate, profound introduction to a life constantly driven by intelligence, creativity, restless at times, always thoughtful.