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No one writes like Lucille Clifton.
In this new series, writers present the books they’re finally making time for and consider what it’s like to read them in these strange times.
This lean, disquieting novel, now out-of-print, is reminiscent of the work of Ann Quin and Anna Kavan’s “Ice.”
Our monthly column Feminize Your Canon explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors.
“People are too busy putting things under microscopes and so forth. Creativity is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Renee Gladman’s dense, looping drawings investigate her signal concerns: the limits of language, communication, and form.
Cooking up recipes drawn from the works of various writers.
Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, Jason Alexander, Charlotte Rampling, Danez Smith, Sarah Manguso, Salman Rushdie, Molly Ringwald, Jenny Slate, Devendra Banhart, and more
The situation in itself is not unique. There was a man who hated his job and wanted a new one. There was a man who was sick of his boring job and wanted an exciting job instead. This man was depressed, but he saw a way out. He thought this way out was a distantly Rilkean change of life. Not his whole life. Really, just his job. How he spent his days, occupied his mind, set goals long-term and short. The man wanted to embrace a buried part of himself, see the edges of his mind glimmer unde…