Here’s the new Quarterly, #13. To me, it reads as a series of reports from far afield—a kind of foreign correspondence. We begin with M. J. Andersen’s remembrance ...On September 17, 2018 / By James Livingston
One day in August of 2016, my husband and I flew from Boston to Minneapolis, picked up a rental car, and set out for Spicer, Minn. The drive, ...On September 17, 2018 / By M.J. Andersen
May Hawas’s compelling—and funny—essay “How Not to Write about Cosmopolitan Alexandria” exemplifies how to write about Alexandria. Hawas critiques how others have written about the city, its history, ...On September 17, 2018 / By Deborah Starr
In early January 2014, some three months after the publication of my Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive, a British professor e-mailed me to say he was reviewing the book ...On September 17, 2018 / By Hala Halim
There are people who are afraid of insects. If they think there is one insect in the house, they can’t sleep. It gets to the point where they ...On September 17, 2018 / By Dimitris Christopoulos
Finally, after years of delay, the last few months have brought something like a Spanish Spring, complete with surprising changes but also with political “volatility and instability,” as ...On September 17, 2018 / By John McClure
On Carolyn Steedman’s Dust: The Archive and Cultural History I should observe, in opening, that Carolyn Steedman’s Dust: The Archive and Cultural History (2001) possesses the unique capacity ...On September 17, 2018 / By Lisa Fluet
“Close distance” is a term I coined in 2015 when I was writing a novel as part of my studies in Lancaster University’s Creative Writing Programme. When writers ...On September 17, 2018 / By Mastura Alatas
I was moved to re-watch Bahman Farmanara’s Prince Ehtejab (1974) after seeing the profusely televised royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Apart from the fact that ...On September 17, 2018 / By Pardis Dabashi
Jason Barker, Marx Returns (Winchester, UK and Washington, US: Zero Books, 2018) “Do you not exist? Do you feel like a machine? Does your life count for a ...On September 17, 2018 / By Rafael Khachaturian
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