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Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders:The Online Magazine of International Literature
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  • Eternal Returns & Departures: Translating Gëzim Hajdari
  • An Interview with Gëzim Hajdari
  • Holy Tongue: On Translating Yenta Mash
  • Read This If You Love Fashion Month
  • The Translator Relay: Kareem James Abu-Zeid
  • The Many Voices of Lina Prosa’s “Lampedusa Snow”

New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books

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  • The Candidates Laid Bare
    The debate took place against the backdrop of an essentially tied presidential race. But while Trump was clearly winging it after the beginning, Clinton had an effective plan that she executed flawlessly. Her strategy was based on her belief that...
  • In Saudi Arabia: Can It Really Change?
    Thirty-five years after Wahhabi forces saved the Saudi monarchy, foreign descriptions of Saudi Arabia remain for the most part remarkably bleak. The writers of the four books under review examine the domination of the al-Saud dynasty with the...
  • Auschwitz on Trial: The Bully and the Witness
    Mick Jackson's new film Denial, about the 2000 trial between British Holocaust denier David Irving and American academic Deborah E. Lipstadt, is best in the scenes that focus on a particular conflict, between Lipstadt's view of herself and...
  • Tony Blair’s Eternal Shame: The Report
    The Chilcot report coyly says that “the widespread perception”—meaning the correct belief—that Downing Street distorted the intelligence about Saddam’s weaponry has left a “damaging legacy,” undermining trust and confidence in politicians. It is...
  • Gulping Down Shakespeare
    Shakespeare's first audience had to take him in single plays, as they were conceived and put on. But we have his large body of work, and some plays are cross-referential, especially the plays of dynastic ups and downs around the British crown. The...
  • The Green Universe: A Vision
    Sometime in the next few hundred years, biotechnology will have advanced to the point where we can design and breed entire ecologies of living creatures adapted to survive in remote places away from Earth. I give the name Noah’s Ark culture to this...
  • He Made It American
    If there is a message in the Whitney’s large gathering of the work of Stuart Davis, it may be simply that time hasn’t dented the power of the painter’s work. While some of the pictures breathe merely a period air, a great many continue to give...
  • How the Financing of Colleges May Lead to Disaster!
    When the financial industry—banks, hedge funds, loan companies, private equity—gets too involved in any particular activity of the economy or society, it’s usually time to worry. The financial sector, which represents a mere 4 percent of jobs in...
  • Fidelmania
    In Castro's Cuba, a compilation of photographs and text by the late Lee Lockwood, including hundreds of previously unpublished and all gorgeously produced photographs from 1959 to 1969, Lockwood photographs Fidel himself, and people who...

Neglectedbooks.com

The Neglected Books Page

www.NeglectedBooks.com: Where forgotten books are remembered
  • All the Books of My Life: A Bibliobiography, by Sheila Kaye-Smith (1956)

    All the Books of My Life came about fifty years too early for the wave of what some refer to a “bibliomemoirs” — books such as Reading Lolita in Tehran, Howards End is on the Landing, How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned from Reading too Much, The Year of Reading Dangerously: How... Read more

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  • Railings, from Another Part of the Forest, by G. B. Stern (1941)

    A paragraph in a local paper told me a few weeks ago that orders had been given to “prune the railings” at Brighton, and use them for battleships. A short time ago I had to drive up from Berkshire through Western London. Wherever I looked I became aware of railings, still in their rusty iron... Read more

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  • Dear Rat, by Julia Cunningham (1961)

    I’m a great believer in the miracle of serendipity. For me, it usually takes the form of the thing that appears in my path while I’m looking for something else. In this case, it was a children’s book that fate had arranged to have misplaced in a shelf of literary fiction in a bookstore in... Read more

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  • Modern Chivalry; or A New Orlando Furioso, by Mrs. Catherine Gore (1843)

    In Modern Chivalry, Silver Fork novelist skewers an easy target, the idle man of sufficient status in Victorian society to live “the life of those the business of whose day is digestion.” In this case, the man is Frederick Howardson, sometimes known as Howardson of Greystoke (his family estate) or Howardson of Sentinel (a race... Read more

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  • Mercury Presides, by Daphne Fielding (1954)

    When Evelyn Waugh read Daphne Fielding’s memoir, Mercury Presides, he quipped that the book was “marred by discretion and good taste.” Considering that the author was one of the more sparkling of the Bright Young Things whose exploits and indulgences Waugh satirized in Vile Bodies and other early novels, one can understand his assessment. There... Read more

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  • Ida, Countess von Hahn-Hahn

    Ida Maria Luise Sophie Frederica Gustave, daughter of Carl Friedrich Graf (Count) von Hahn, married her wealthy and elderly cousin Friedrich Wilhelm Adolph Graf von Hahn, and thus became Ida Maria Luise Sophie Frederica Gustave, Gräfin (Countess) von Hahn-Hahn, giving all of us the pleasure of a small chuckle. The marriage was unhappy and they... Read more

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  • Eve Langley

    My horizon has been widened in the last few months thanks to Jane Gleeson-White’s Australian Classics: 50 Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works (2011), which introduced me to the wealth of interesting Australian writers beyond the ones I’d been aware of (Stead, Patrick White, Miles Franklin). Easy the most intriguing book discussed by Gleeson-White is... Read more

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  • Dorothy Richardson Answers 10 Questions from The Little Review

    In The Little Review Anthology, the editor, Margaret Anderson, wrote: In 1929, in Paris, I decided that the time had come to end The Little Review. Our mission was accomplished; contemporary art had “arrived”; for a hundred years, perhaps, the literary world would product only: repetition. I didn’t want the Little Review to die a... Read more

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  • Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This, by Val Wilmer (1989)

    Books on jazz, blues, country, rock, soul, and other styles of popular music are, for me, the closest written equivalent to potato chips. I have to be careful taking one down from the shelf, because there is a high risk I will get nothing else accomplished until I finished it. And it’s worse now with... Read more

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  • On Broome Stages by Clemence Dane: A Conversation with Kate Macdonald

    A few months ago, Kate Macdonald, Visiting Fellow at the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading, and I had a long dialogue on the subject of Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage, which both of us had — coincidentally — just read and written about. That pleasant experience led to suggestions of other books to... Read more

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