An increasingly popular movement in the visual arts prides itself on picturing everything that is the raw, untutored, and irrational.
An intriguingly speculative study argues that the history of world literature boils down to a power struggle between outsiders and insiders.
By Vincent Czyz In his latest book, acclaimed writer Orhan Pamuk has penned an intriguing memoir that focuses on his relationship with Istanbul, the city in which he has always lived. Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk. Knopf. Ottoman poets were fond of referring to Istanbul, then known to the world as Constantinople, […]
Spanish literary phenomenon Javier Marias has come up with a spy novel that is more concerned with a theoretical investigation of truth, trust, and betrayal than with cloak and dagger spying.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel explores a future that’s already happened. “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. (Knopf) By Liza Weisstuch In the popular imagination, science fiction novels are supposed to be set in the future, anywhere from two years ahead to centuries. Often, these stories ruminate on how the latest technology changes humanity and […]
Iranian expatriate Marjane Satrapi continues to expand the art of the comic book.
Albanian writer reflects on winning the inaugural Man Booker International Prize for Fiction.
A new novel by a Chinese dissident provides a comically stinging vision of his homeland.
A new book gives a philosophical analysis of American culture’s obsession with nonsense.
A novel by a Nobel prize-winner from Iceland presents a journey into the center of a resolutely antic imagination.