Kafka to Kurt Wolff: “It struck me that Starke, as an illustrator, might want to draw the insect itself. Not that, please not that! I do not want to restrict him, but only to make this plea out of my deeper knowledge of the story. The insect itself cannot be depicted. It cannot…
The fairy tales compiled by eager young literary types in Shanghai in the twenties, under the editorship of the fictional Lady Lin Lan, were part of a…
by Ann Kjellberg, editor If we're going to stop engaging with cultures that are tainted by brutality, pretty soon we're not going have much left. How we…
How a bookseller orders their collection dictates the logic and serendipities of a bookstore’s unique browse, and all classifications result in…
Women pioneers of stand-up had to work the obvious fact of their being women into the act or around the act or through a character or through multiple…
by Ann Kjellberg, editor How does writing make it out of one language and culture and into another? In America, the work of keeping American…
Fragments from a reading meditation on pregnancy and childbirth
In an autobiographical sketch written in 1827, Charles Lamb pleaded guilty to “obtruding upon the Public” with “Two slight crown Octavos … pompously…
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