Ariel Dorfman, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Literature at Duke, is the author of the play Death and the Maiden, the poetry collection Voices from the Other Side of Death, and, most recently, the novel The Suicide Museum. (September 2023)
A Profusion of Poets
In Chilean Poet, Alejandro Zambra goes beyond his habitual minimalism to portray the chaotic commotion of today’s Chile.
by Alejandro Zambra, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
May 11, 2023 issue
The Futility of Censorship
Eric Berkowitz’s Dangerous Ideas focuses on heroes and heroines who refused to allow their freedom of expression to be extinguished.
Dangerous Ideas: A Brief History of Censorship in the West, from the Ancients to Fake News
by Eric Berkowitz
April 7, 2022 issue
A Taxonomy of Tyrants
Ruth Ben-Ghiat's Strongmen delineates what the last century's macho dictators have had in common.
Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present
by Ruth Ben-Ghiat
May 27, 2021 issue
Songs of Loss and Reinvention
Learning from the knowledge migrants and exiles have accumulated across the centuries.
The Penguin Book of Migration Literature: Departures, Arrivals, Generations, Returns
edited and with an introduction by Dohra Ahmad and a foreword by Edwidge Danticat
December 3, 2020 issue
Chile: Notes from a Revolt
On April 26, a referendum will be held to determine if there will be a new Constitution. The hope is that the process will engage all of Chile in a discussion about what sort of country its people desire, channeling the energies of the protesters. It may not be an easy journey.
March 13, 2020
The Liar’s Truth
The Impostor: A True Story
by Javier Cercas, translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne
Spaniards in Mauthausen: Representations of a Nazi Concentration Camp, 1940–2015
by Sara J. Brenneis
November 21, 2019 issue
Who Killed Colombia?
The Shape of the Ruins
by Juan Gabriel Vásquez, translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
January 17, 2019 issue