The Origin of Others

The Origin of OthersAmerica s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging What is race and why does it matter What motivates the human tendency to construct Others W

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Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency

Funny Weather: Art in an EmergencyOne of the finest writers of the new non fiction Harper s Bazaar explores the role of art in the tumultuous twenty first century n nIn the age of Trump and Brexit, every crisis is instantly overridden by the next The turbulent political weather of the twenty first century generates anxiety and m

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Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing

Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on WritingWhen the New York Times referred to Ursula K Le Guin as America s greatest writer of science fiction, they just might have undersold her legacy It s hard to look at her vast body of work novels and stories across multiple genres, poems, translations, essays, speeches, and criticism and see anythin

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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted LifeShirley Jackson reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the literary genius behind such classics as The Lottery and The Haunting of Hill House In this remarkable act of reclamation Neil Gaiman , Ruth Franklin envisions Jackson as belonging to the great tradition of Hawthorne, Poe and

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