Books

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The Other Side of Pleasure: On Leonard Cohen

The Other Side of Pleasure: On Leonard Cohen

Photo copyright gudenkoa, via Adobe Stock. To mark the appearance of Leonard Cohen’s...

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Marilyn the Poet

Marilyn the Poet

Monroe in Don’t Bother to Knock (1952), from the July 1953 issue of Modern Screen....

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Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 6 — A Q&A With Advising Editor Jason Y. Ng

Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 6 — A Q&A With Advising...

This interview, like the previous one in this series with Eileen Cheng-yin Chow,...

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Sunset for a Blog and a Double Birthday

Sunset for a Blog and a Double Birthday

For several years, I’ve had the pleasure of co-editing this China Blog at BLARB,...

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Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 7 — A Q&A With Academic Editor Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 7 — A Q&A With Academic...

This interview with Jeffrey Wasserstrom, academic editor of the new LARB China Channel...

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Passing Through: On Leonard Cohen

Passing Through: On Leonard Cohen

To mark the appearance of Leonard Cohen’s “Begin Again” in our Summer issue, we’re...

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On Hannah Black’s Pandemic Novella, Barthelme, and Pessoa

On Hannah Black’s Pandemic Novella, Barthelme, and Pessoa

Blue jellyfish. Photograph by Annette Teng. Licensed under CC BY 3.0. Hannah Black’s...

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The Love-charm of Bombs, Restless Lives in the Second World War, by Lara Feigel

The Love-charm of Bombs, Restless Lives in the Second World...

This book has a bizarre, somewhat tasteless title, but The Love-charm of Bombs,...

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A Brighter Kind of Madness: On Leonard Cohen

A Brighter Kind of Madness: On Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen. Photograph by Rama. Licensed under CCO 2.0. To mark the appearance...

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The Plants Are Watching

The Plants Are Watching

Venus Fly Trap. Photograph by Bjorn S. Licensed under C.C.O 3.0. Tell Us What You...

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Re-Covered: A Sultry Month by Alethea Hayter

Re-Covered: A Sultry Month by Alethea Hayter

Thames embankment, London, England. Photochrom Print Collection, public domain,...

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Jessamine Chan’s gripping debut novel sends up modern parenting

Jessamine Chan’s gripping debut novel sends up modern parenting

The School for Good Mothers. By Jessamine Chan. Simon & Schuster; 336 pages; $27....

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Dominant languages can spread even without coercion

Dominant languages can spread even without coercion

NEVER THINK the world is in decline. A recent book, “Speak Not” by James Griffiths,...

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The “Scream” franchise adds another self-referential sequel

The “Scream” franchise adds another self-referential sequel

The fifth film in the “Scream” series has a counter-intuitive title: “Scream”. That...

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Tomb of Sand, by Geetanjali Shree, translated by Daisy Rockwell

Tomb of Sand, by Geetanjali Shree, translated by Daisy...

Upfront, I didn’t love Tomb of Sand the way I expected to. I expected to love it...

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Solstice Diaries

Solstice Diaries

Last night I hit a deer, a fawn actually. Just a ragged thing still with its spots,...