Reviews

The Hole – José Revueltas

Although Revueltas was a committed Marxist throughout his life, THE HOLE is not a political novel in the ordinary sense.

An Untouched House – Willem Frederik Hermans

The square book fits easily into a jacket pocket, but the ninety-nine pages of narrative are so explosive as to make one feel like you’re smuggling a weapon.

The Artifact – Germán Sierra

As technology continues to reshape our relationships to the world and others, the fight to protect the human species must begin with a social and historical understanding of what it means to be human.

Summer Cannibals – Melanie Hobson

SUMMER CANNIBALS, Melanie Hobson’s addition to the canon of Country Manors In Sharp Decline, proposes another reason for the downfall of polite society: the patriarchy itself.

Father’s on the Phone with the Flies – Herta Müller

In Müller’s work, emigration is often accompanied by violence, physical, emotional or intellectual. Texts and language reflect this violence.

The Animatic Apparatus – Deborah Levitt

Perhaps one could narrate the movement from a cinematic to an animatic paradigm as an empowering rather than paranoid trajectory; as a movement from passively seeing with one’s eyes to actively producing bodies and ideas.

Destruction of Man – Abraham Smith

DESTRUCTION OF MAN is among other things a savage, tender bestiary, a teeming universe in which the human figures as only one among countless symbiotic vital actors.

Crudo – Olivia Laing

It is all so recent, so almost-up-to-date.

The Seas – Samantha Hunt

[Tin House Books; 2018] Samantha Hunt wrote The Seas in 2004. It’s always a slight shock whenever this fact comes to mind while reading the book, which feels so 2018 (which is to say, it feels so 2016, the year zero of our current political situation) that it’s hard to imagine that anyone could have […]

A Marxist Education – Wayne Au

The overdetermination of education as a moral endeavor is rife both within the profession and in public and political discourse.

Summer Cannibals – Melanie Hobson

SUMMER CANNIBALS, Melanie Hobson’s addition to the canon of Country Manors In Sharp Decline, proposes another reason for the downfall of polite society: the patriarchy itself.

Revenge of the Translator – Brice Matthieussent

You could also say that it was her most transgressive, subversive move to forego revenge, content instead to disappear.

The Hole – José Revueltas

Although Revueltas was a committed Marxist throughout his life, THE HOLE is not a political novel in the ordinary sense.

An Untouched House – Willem Frederik Hermans

The square book fits easily into a jacket pocket, but the ninety-nine pages of narrative are so explosive as to make one feel like you’re smuggling a weapon.