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August 19, 2021
Sarah Chihaya is an Assistant Professor of English at Princeton. She is one of four authors of The Ferrante Letters: An Experiment in Collective Criticism. (April 2021)
What We Want When We Read
“I always hope to be totally destroyed by a novel.”
April 24, 2021
All Over Desire
Mieko Kawakami’s characters live in a world that is made up almost entirely of women but is decidedly not made for them.
Breasts and Eggs
by Mieko Kawakami, translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd
April 29, 2021 issue
Elena Ferrante’s Form and Unform
To read a book to its core, to get under its skin and let it get under yours, is to engage with it in a mutual process of transformation and sometimes-ecstatic contortion.
January 3, 2020
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