A Novel Approach to Literary Categories
Why do we categorize novels as we do? Fantasy, Chick Lit, Crime, Romance, Literary, Gothic, Feminist… I want to propose a different way of categorizing novels—something that came to me after reading Dickens and Chekhov in quick succession.
May 25, 2020
A Refuge from Reality, à la Russe
“Internal exile” during the Soviet period came to mean something metaphorical—about traveling within yourself or relocating mentally, a sort of “retreat into the self” that allowed one to live more happily, avoiding politics or public life.
February 11, 2019