Posts tagged: literature

  • Choose your side. Choose your weapons

    Choose your side. Choose your weapons

    Published 20 years after the 1984-85 miners' strike that it portrays, David Peace's kaleidoscopic novel GB84 depicted the affective realities of the struggle as it was fought by pickets, policemen. Alexander Curtis asks what the literature can teach us about the past and present of class war.
  • Remembering Martin Amis

    Remembering Martin Amis

    Martin Amis, who died aged 73 earlier this year, has long been criticised from the left but for his political positions––first with Stalinism in Koba the Dread and then Islamic terrorism and his mishandled remarks about the Muslim community. But, argues critic Jared Marcel Pollen, it is for his style that he should be remembered more than his punditry.
  • How It Should Be Between People

    How It Should Be Between People

    The novels of Vigdis Hjorth, one of Norway’s most celebrated writers, offer a powerful meditation on what it means to relate to other people.
  • The Right-Wing Avant-Garde in American Fiction

    The Right-Wing Avant-Garde in American Fiction

    In recent years, the New York literary avant-garde has shifted from a Sanders-aligned socialism to a far more amorphous politics, taking in online reactionaries like Bronze Age Pervert and Curtis Yarvin. But how did this happen, and what can this tell us about the idea of the avant-garde today?
  • Capital and Culture: Musil's Politics

    Capital and Culture: Musil's Politics

    Robert Musil was one of the great novelists of twentieth-century Europe. A recently translated collection of his essays, Literature and Politics, Drew Dickerson argues, can help us see more clearly the historical and political context of his masterpiece, The Man without Qualities.

  • Fredric Jameson Bookshelf

    Fredric Jameson Bookshelf

    Complete your Fredric Jameson bookshelf with this reading list! All 40% off (print books) and 60% off (ebooks) until January 4th.

  • Harold Vázquez Ley, Avistamiento #7, 2010, “Tutorial” series. Oil on canvas.

    Havana Under Water

    The sea has long been a defining feature, indeed an inevitability in Cuban art, literature, and life. Now it turns ominous.