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Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders:The Online Magazine of International Literature
  • The City and The Writer: In El Salvador with Roxana Méndez
  • From the Translator: Schernikau’s Quiet Radicalism
  • In Memoriam: Gregory Rabassa, 1922–2016
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  • Dispatches from the Festival degli Scrittori, Florence, Italy
  • An Interview with Dany Laferrière
  • An Interview with Mircea Cărtărescu
  • Translating the Classics: An Interview with Lydia Davis

New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books

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  • The Mind: Less Puzzling in Chinese?
    Are people who think in Indo-European languages better off because their languages lead them to a clear conceptualization of an important puzzle? Or are thinkers in Chinese better off because their language gets them through life equally well...
  • Living Dangerously with Donizetti
    While Beverly Sills claimed that Roberto Devereux “was both the greatest artistic challenge and the finest achievement of my career,” she also acknowledged that it shortened her career by at least four years—a price that she was happy to pay.
  • Weiner!
    Anthony Weiner is a secret everyman. He was seen as a hero, then a fallen hero, then a hero for redeeming himself by acknowledging his weakness and getting back into the ring. He captured the political imagination of New Yorkers with this...
  • A Hater for All Seasons
    Trump’s use of objective correlatives lets him avoid expressing hate openly except for about things everyone is opposed to—and allows him to adjust the meaning of his hate depending on his current poll numbers. He does not hate blacks, he just...
  • England Loses
    England has now left Europe twice in four days, with the second departure allowing this writer some small sentiment of retributive justice for the stupidity of the first. After the unmitigated and unfolding disaster of Brexit, the English national...
  • A Very Singular Girl
    Somewhere back in the day Helen Gurley Brown said that after a certain age the only thing a woman could rely on to improve her appearance was good posture and expensive jewelry. At least that is my recollection, though I no longer recall the exact...
  • From Brexit to Trump?
    Brexit suggests that when the white, poor, angry, and left-behind constituency can be allied to a conservative cause that has millions of other, more ideologically-motivated devotees, victory is possible. It suggests that hostility to migrants, a...
  • Can the Monster Be Elected?
    All the fury we’re about to see, all the moments that will arouse partisans on both sides—maybe they won’t matter at all.
  • The Affirmative Action Surprise
    Justice Kennedy’s decision to uphold University of Texas’s affirmative action reflects a more grounded view of society as it is, a willingness to adjust the purely formal elements of abstract doctrine to a world in which race continues to matter....

The Neglected Books Page Where forgotten books are remembered
  • Fun Facts from A World of Wonders, edited by Albany Poyntz (Catherine Gore) (1845)

    Credulity is unfortunately a weakness common to the human race; and a tendency to exaggeration is scarcely less universal. Between the two failings, monstrous stories obtain circulation; and as it is easier to assent than examine, the world becomes overrun with en’ors and prejudices. A curious anecdote related from mouth to mouth, becomes exaggerated into... Read more

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  • Gems from the Internet Archives: Women’s Autobiographies

    Not having access to a major library, I often indulge my love of browsing in the Internet Archive. I’ll admit that it often requires much sifting through extraneous material to locate the occasional gem, but even after ten years I’m surprised at what I manage to find. Here, for example, is a selection of some... Read more

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  • A Room of Your Own, from The World of Charmian Clift

    At that moment a sports car roared up outside the block of flats, and another herd of young swept in as boisterously as an equinoctial gale to sweep my daughter off to some jollity or other, and suddenly the living-room (which is the only place I can put my desk) was seething with ebullience, and... Read more

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  • Men of Capital, by Catherine Gore (1846)

    I’ve had Catherine Gore on my list long before I started focusing on the works of women writers in the last two years. Gore was perhaps the most prolific authors of Regency and early Victorian era genre known as the silver fork or “fashionable” novel. As Tamara Wagner describes the silver fork novel on,... Read more

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  • The World of Charmian Clift (1970)

    Neglect is a relative term, particularly when you look at writers from a global perspective. Charmian Clift is a good example. In the U.S., she gained slight notice for her two books about life on a Greek island back in the 1950s, disappeared after that, and is utterly unknown today. In Australia, she and her... Read more

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  • Carobeth Laird, First Published at Age 80

    “Never before have I heard of an exiting new literary talent bursting forth at the age of 80. But here, I am convinced, we have one,” Tom Wolfe in Harper’s Bookletter in 1975. He was remarking upon the publication of Carobeth Laird’s first book, a memoir of her marriage to anthropologist John Peabody Harrington, Encounter... Read more

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  • On Pilgrimage: a Dialogue with Kate Macdonald

    About the time I was well into reading through Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage a couple of months ago, I discovered that Kate Macdonald, Visiting Fellow at the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading and fellow Brussels expat, was also working through the series and posting about it on her blog. So I asked... Read more

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  • An Interview with Veronica Makowsky about Isa Glenn

    A few months ago, I was contacted by Professor Veronica Makowsky of the University of Connecticut, who is researching the life and work of Isa Glenn, a forgotten woman writer of the 1920s and 1930s whose novel Transport I reviewed here some years ago. Dr. Makowsky is something of an expert on neglected women writers,... Read more

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  • “To a Poet Yet Unborn,” from Collected Poems, by Abbie Huston Evans

    To a Poet Yet Unborn Attempt what’s perpendicular. Scale what’s impossible. Try the knife edge between two voids; look into both abysses. Bring back some word of wordlessness if strength enough is in you. Write doggedly of dizzying things; with small implacable digits Delimit space to fit the brain, that it may bulk and be.... Read more

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  • Abbie Huston Evans, Poet

    Asked to name that book published in the last quarter of a century that she believed to have been the most undeservedly neglected for an American Scholar feature on “Neglected Books of the Past 25 Years,”, Louise Bogan, in one of her last letters, nominated “the poetry of Abbie Huston Evans.” Chances are few of... Read more

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