Tag Archives: Literature

Previews: Times Literary Supplement – Nov 25, 2022

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The November 25, 2022 @TheTLS , features Olivia Laing on Kathy Acker; @emilytwrites on self-help and philosophy; @MElizabethLowry on Henry James’s golden age stories; @TobyLichtig on The Doctor; @MirandaFrance1 on Mariana Enriquez; @henryhitchings on slow journalism – and more.

Preview: The New Yorker Magazine – Nov 28, 2022

Hokusai's Great Wave looms over the New York City skyline.

The New Yorker – November 28, 2022 issue:

Journey to the Doomsday Glacier

Two people looking out at a layer of ice from the inside of a helicopter.

Thwaites could reshape the world’s coastlines. But how do you study one of the world’s most inaccessible places?

Climate Change from A to Z

An animated series of drawings showing different effects of climate change.

The stories we tell ourselves about the future.

An Alaskan Town Is Losing Ground—and a Way of Life

For low-lying islands like Kivalina, climate change poses an existential threat.

THE BLADE RUNNERS POWERING A WIND FARM

In West Virginia, a crew of five watches over twenty-three giant turbines.

Previews: Times Literary Supplement – Nov 18, 2022

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Times Literary Supplement – November 18, 2022 issue of the @TheTLS, featuring Books of the Year; Ferdinand Mount on a second Trump term; @guydammann on opera funding in England; @KieranSetiya on beauty; and Javier Marías’s last column on translation (tr., Margaret Jull Costa) – and more.

Previews: Times Literary Supplement – Nov 11, 2022

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This week’s @TheTLS , featuring Anna Reid on Zelensky; @pwilcken on a divided Brazil; @james_waddell on manuscript collectors; @LamornaAsh on Tammy Faye; @LinahAlsaafin on Qatar; and Peter Thonemann on how Herodotus would fare in today’s academic job market … – and more.

Covers: World Literature Today – Nov/Dec 2022

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In a wide-ranging conversation that headlines World Literature Today’s November issue, we celebrate Ada Limón being named the 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.

Singing Back to the World: A Conversation with US Poet Laureate Ada Limón

by Chard deNiord

With your latest passport to great reading, the editors are also excited to launch an ambitious new editorial initiative to offer a greater number of shorter pieces to help further diversify the magazine’s coverage and facilitate reader engagement from a wider variety of cultural angles. Through literature, music, film, food, and art, WLT is finding more ways than ever to connect you to the global cultural landscape of the 21st century.

Preview: Times Literary Supplement – Nov 4, 2022

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This week’s @TheTLS , featuring André Aciman on Proust; Margaret Drabble on Robert Aickman; @LucyHH on Naples; @AnnPettifor on climate refugees; @scheffer_pablo on Nona Fernández; @IsabelleBaafi on the poetry of June Jordan, Wanda Coleman and Rita Dove – and more.

Books: Literary Review Magazine – Nov 2022

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Inside the Literary Review – November 2022:

A Tale of Two Cities

London: The Great Transformation 1860–1920

Think of the Live Models!

The Artist’s Studio: A Cultural History

THE STATE WE’RE IN

Are You Outraged Yet? – The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World

Was Lockdown Lawful? – Emergency State: How We Lost Our Freedoms in the Pandemic and Why It Matters

Damned Statistics – Bad Data: How Governments, Politicians and the Rest of Us Get Misled by Numbers

Previews: The New Yorker Magazine – Nov 7, 2022

Person sweeping sidewalk of dry leaves and medical masks.

Inside the The New Yorker Magazine, November 7, 2022:

How Election Subversion Went Mainstream in Pennsylvania

Doug Mastriano grilling on a voting booth.

In the state’s midterms—which could determine the balance of the Senate and the integrity of the Presidential race in 2024—Democrats are fighting for the vote. Republicans are fighting to undermine it.

Was Jack Welch the Greatest C.E.O. of His Day—or the Worst?

As the head of General Electric, he fired people in vast numbers and turned the manufacturing behemoth into a financial house of cards. Why was he so revered?

Is the Multiverse Where Originality Goes to Die?

A person reading a book in a colorful room full of cultural references from different shows about the multiverse.

The concept helps entertainment companies like Marvel Studios recycle old characters—but it can also unlock new kinds of storytelling.

Preview: London Review Of Books – Nov 3, 2022

London Review of Books (LRB) – November 3, 2022:

Kissinger’s Duplicity

Charles Glass – Although World War Three had come perilously close, Martin Indyk absolves Henry Kissinger: Soviet actions were ‘yet again characterised by an ultimate timidity in the face of American resolve’. ‘Resolve’ is one way of describing the risk of nuclear Armageddon. Another is ‘recklessness’.

Wartime Objectors

Susan Pedersen – The problem with individual conscientious objection is that we are mutually dependent whether we acknowledge it or not. You may refuse to get vaccinated on grounds of conscience but will benefit from herd immunity if others do; you may refuse to pay taxes but will still get your rubbish collected; you may refuse to take up arms in war but will be protected from harm if others serve.

Droning Things

James Meek – If an innocuous merchant ship passing through the Baltic or the North Sea had a handful of ordinary, secretly armed trucks lashed to its deck, would any Nato country notice? Would the drones be detected or intercepted? If they were launched and hit their targets, could it ever be proven where they originated? As a threat to Europe, this is creative licence. But using swarms of Shahed-136s and other forms of missile to destroy a country’s energy system, on the eve of winter, is exactly what Russia is doing to Ukraine.

Books: The New York Times Book Review – Oct 16, 2022

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The Genre-Shattering Fictions of Alan Moore

With his first story collection, “Illuminations,” the British writer and comic-book titan works his subversive power on a smaller scale.

There’s more, of course, including Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi’s powerful novel in stories, “Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions”; Maggie Haberman’s “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America”; Buzz Bissinger’s “The Mosquito Bowl,” about a game played on Guadalcanal between two Marine regiments in 1944; and Amal El-Mohtar’s latest science fiction and fantasy column.
Don’t miss the latest entry in our “Read Your Way Around the World” series, which will whisk you to the brightly hued streets of Reykjavík, or our excerpts from Bob Dylan’s new book, “The Philosophy of Modern Song.” (In 1971, 45 years before he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Book Review opined, rather tartly, that “Dylan is not a literary figure. Literature comes in books, and Dylan does not intend his most important work to be read.”)

Cover for @nytimesbooks Junot Diaz’s review of Alan Moore’s new story collection “Illuminations”.

The New York Times Book Review