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Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders:The Online Magazine of International Literature
  • The Watchlist: January 2017
  • The City and the Writer: In Lahore with Afshan Shafi
  • From the Translator: On Giuseppe Berto’s “The Betrayal”
  • “Savage Theories” by Pola Oloixarac
  • Winners Announced for Play for Voices - Words without Borders Radio Drama Contest
  • Remembering Ricardo Piglia
  • From the Translator: On Petre Dimovski’s “The Bird on the Balcony”
  • First Read—From “The Gringo Champion” by Aura Xilonen
  • The City and the Writer: In Istanbul with Beldan Sezen

New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books

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  • The Crowds That Mattered
    Even the Trump administration couldn’t ignore the march, or deny its existence as so much fake news: 500,000 people assembled in the capital, as well millions more in other cities across the country and around the world. Trump had seen us, and that...
  • Murderous Manila: On the Night Shift
    One night in December, I was standing in heavy rain, under an umbrella, in a dark Manila alleyway, outside a house known to be a drug den, waiting with “the night shift,” the photographers and reporters on the crime beat, on the off chance of being...
  • Even the Emperor
    Hans Holbein’s The Dance of Death, a series of forty-one miniature woodcuts about the triumph of death, was produced between 1523 and 1525. In making these depictions, the Cambridge scholar Ulinka Rublack observes, Holbein was intensely...
  • Embracing the Vulgar
    What is vulgar? The word's many meanings and many forms are at the heart of “The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined,” an expansive exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London. The show takes shape around eleven categories of vulgarity conceived by writer...
  • ‘Fuck’-ing Around
    Obscene language presents problems, the linguist Michael Adams writes in his new book, In Praise of Profanity, “but no one seems to spend much time thinking about the good it does.” Actually, a lot of people in the last few decades have been...
  • Lise Meitner Explained Fission
    To the Editors: Thomas Powers states in his article “The Private Heisenberg and the Absent Bomb” that it was Otto Hahn who was “the first to explain the fission process that made bombs possible.” From my reading of history and my own work...
  • You Won’t Get Your Day in Court
    To the Editors: The exchange of letters between David Slawson and me [“Winners Should Recover Costs,” NYR, December 22, 2016] concerned the substantial financial costs associated with bringing a lawsuit—one of the several barriers to...
  • The Halo at Formula One
    To the Editors: I spoke incorrectly on two points in my recent article about Formula One racing [“Start Your Engines,” NYR, January 19].
  • The Threat of Moral Authority
    In his now familiar way, Trump has come across as clueless, as though he doesn’t know who Representative John Lewis is, which district he represents, and more important, what history he represents. But his instincts are guiding him into a...

The Neglected Books Page Where forgotten books are remembered
  • Anna Wickham: Poetess and Landlady

    In the April 27, 1946 edition of Picture Post, a U. K. version of Life, an unusual three-page story was devoted to a poet who, even then, was two decades past her brief and limited fame. Anna Wickham struggled throughout her life against the control that men–first her father, then her husband, and finally, the... Read more

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  • Odd Women in the City

    In her recent book, The Odd Woman and the City, Vivian Gornick aligns herself with what she calls the Odd Women, taking the phrase from George Gissing’s novel, which, in turn, took it from the perception that there was an excess of single women in England at the time, and that so many women were... Read more

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  • Christmas Trees New and Old, from The Christmas Tree, by Isabel Bolton (1949)

    The New Though there was all manner of evidence of the season – New York producing it, as it produced everything else, on its own colossal, mass-production scale, all outdoors and public and promiscuous, with a tree in almost every park and square, all the churches turning them out properly lighted and arrayed, the great... Read more

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  • Not My Mother’s Daughter, by Genevieve Taggard, fromThose Modern Women

    Am I the Christian gentlewoman my mother slaved to make me? No indeed. I am a poet, a wine-bibber, and radical: a non-church-goer who will no longer sing in the choir or lead prayer-meeting with a testimonial. (Although I will write anonymous confessions for The Nation.) That is her story–and her second defeat. She thinks... Read more

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  • The Gentle Bush, by Barbara Giles (1947)

    I will admit guilt for committing an occasional theft. Once in a while, I find a book that cries out, “Please take me home with you.” These are always, naturally, neglected books. I usually find them in hotels or vacation rentals, in those little libraries of books that previous guests have left behind–perhaps in hopes... Read more

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  • The Hepzibah Omnibus, by Olwen Bowen (1936)

    When I saw The Hepzibah Omnibus in a bookstore in London a few months ago, I began wondering, “Why do I know the name Olwen Bowen?” A quick glance at the title page cleared up the mystery: “Foreword by Clemence Dane.” Kate Macdonald and I had read and discussed Dane’s massive theatrical saga, Broome Stages,... Read more

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  • G. B. Stern’s Infinite Autobiographies

    “Gladys Bronwyn Stern, or G. B. Stern (17 June 1890 – 20 September 1973), born Gladys Bertha Stern in London, England, wrote many novels, short stories, plays, memoirs, biographies and literary criticism,” states the opening sentence of G. B. Stern’s Wikipedia entry. Many as in over fifty, or roughly one a year starting in 1914.... Read more

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  • Four Poems by Eithne Wilkins

    Spoken Through Glass Here the big stars roll down like tears all down your face; darkness that has no walls, the empty night that fingers grope for and are lost, is nightfall in your face. The big stars roll, the glittering railway-line unwinds into the constellations. Over and under you the dark, in you the... Read more

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  • What to Talk About, by Imogene B. Wolcott (1923)

    What proportion of your business is selling drugs? Do you sell more drugs to keep people well or to help them recover from sickness? What would you do if a man came into your store to purchase some bichlorid of mercury tablets? These are a few of the questions that Imogene B. Wolcott (Mrs. Roger... Read more

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  • Jacques Barzun on The Springs, by Anne Goodwin Winslow

    A few weeks after my post on Anne Goodwin Winslow’s 1949 novel, The Springs, I came across the following, from American Panorama (1957), edited by Eric Larrabee, a collection of essays on the 350 books chosen by the Carnegie Corporation as “most descriptive of life in the U.S.A.”: Mrs. Winslow’s reputation as a novelist is... Read more

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