Letters & Essays
Art & Photography
This week, we’ve lowered the paywall on Jeffrey Eugenides’s Art of Fiction interview, as well as his short story “The Virgin Suicides” and Jim Gustafson’s poem “Detroit.”
In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Kaveh Akbar is on the line.
What would it have been like to grow up in a country that had shown images of Chinese made by Chinese?
Our monthly column Feminize Your Canon explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors.
“The book attained a mind of its own, a subjectivity or an autocatalytic machinelike quality.”
‘Princess Mononoke’ inaugurated a new chapter in Miyazakiworld. Ambitious and angry, it expressed the director’s increasingly complex worldview.
Cooking up recipes drawn from the works of various writers.
On certain days I forget why I’m here. Today once again wrote my husband all my reasons for coming. He encouraged me to come each time I was in doubt. He said that the worst danger for me was a state of vagueness, so I wrote telling him why I had come to the Hotel Henry—my eighth letter on this subject—but with each new letter I strengthen my position. I am reproducing the letter here.
The little candles which dot the rosette-bedecked / Sheetcake sway so demurely that the happy / Huffing and puffing comes as a cosmic surprise, / An operatic act of gods. What a wind is this breath!