The guide can only take you so far. Lewis demands the reader act.
Yearly Archives: 2020
In a book that’s fundamentally about intimacy, empathy and hunger feel like honest bedfellows. “Everyone wanted a piece of her,” Shapland admits, “Including me.”
“Shouting is easy, Mario, what is difficult is to be born into hearing,” coaches a director as Cardoso stumbles into his first big theater role and eventual stardom.
Smith’s voice is drenched with protest, no longer willing to conceive of a reality where black bodies are expected to comply and resist…
The past’s sweetness is distant while its horrors are disturbingly present, and Jodi McCarty stands straddled between them.
by John Baum I’m in line to buy my wife a dress when this guy comes in. It’s raining out, but he’s wearing large black sunglasses, and he doesn’t take them off as he walks around the store. This bothers … Continued
by JULIE WAKEMAN-LINN The last day of September, Sasha rushed into their flat. “Olga, I’ve got us an offer.” Olga sat wrapped in her old quilt with her back to the window. At least today she had folded up the … Continued
Donish juxtaposes continuous moments and memories with discrete, warring abstractions and fragments, exemplifying how poorly our remembered lives cohere with the lives we are leading in the “real” here and now.
SPEECH is a reckoning with the self and its relation to its present condition under the state.
“The fragmentary configuration of the book reflects the complicated, mysterious nature of life itself and the profound complexity of feeling that results from being human.”