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Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders:The Online Magazine of International Literature
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New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books

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  • Making Clinton Real
    In Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton needed not a makeover but a stripping away of the layers of self-protectiveness and caution. Throughout the week, the momentousness of the history being made competed with the Clinton campaign’s quite evident...
  • Why Growth Will Fall
    Robert Gordon has written a magnificent book on the economic history of the United States over the last one and a half centuries. His study focuses on what he calls the “special century” from 1870 to 1970—in which living standards increased more...
  • The Consolations of Strangeness
    Reading some of Jana Prikryl’s poems is like walking into a movie theater in the middle of a film one knows nothing about, trying to figure out what is happening on the screen, irked at first that the answer is not forthcoming, and gradually...
  • China: The People’s Fury
    It is clear that neither China's leadership nor the censorship apparatus have shown much interest in allowing an honest accounting of the South China Sea case. China may be too locked into a nationalism of grievance and its cult of national...
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    To the Editors: In his very timely essay “Neuroscience and the Law: Don’t Rush In,” Judge Jed S. Rakoff states that “most nations banned lobotomies altogether; but they are still legal in the US in limited circumstances.” I am not aware that...
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    To the Editors: I have only now become aware of a stunningly misleading sentence in Jeremy Waldron’s review of David Cole’s excellent book Engines of Liberty, regarding Cole’s explanation for the triumph of the “individualist”...
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    To the Editors: Michael Scammell notes that the French translation of Darkness At Noon sold four hundred thousand copies in immediate postwar France. He declares that the book was widely credited with contributing to the defeat of an...
  • In Search of Agnes Martin
    To the Editors: I’m grateful for Hilton Als’s attention to my biography of Agnes Martin, although I’m not sure why he feels I missed an opportunity by declining to make things up.
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    To the Editors: I am grateful for David Cole’s thoughtful review of my book Guns Across America, but I would take issue with his assertion regarding “stand your ground” (or SYG) laws that “there is little evidence that they have...

The Neglected Books Page Where forgotten books are remembered
  • Teetgen’s Teas, from Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage

    Three times in the course of Dorothy Richardson’s “novel in chapters,” Pilgrimage, a tea shop in a small and unnamed London street spurs an intense connection in the subconsciousness of her protagonist and fictional counterpart, Miriam Henderson. The first occurs in The Tunnel, the fourth book of the series and the first in which Miriam... Read more

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  • My Literary Life, by Mrs. Elizabeth Lynn Linton (1899)

    Between John Sutherland’s wonderful encyclopedia, The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction, and the Internet Archive, I can lose hours wandering through the three-volumed forest of English 19th century fiction, particularly in the last year that written by women. It can be soul-leeching, though. There is something relentlessly earnest and deliberate in so much English fiction... Read more

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  • Fun Facts from A World of Wonders, edited by Albany Poyntz (Catherine Gore) (1845)

    Credulity is unfortunately a weakness common to the human race; and a tendency to exaggeration is scarcely less universal. Between the two failings, monstrous stories obtain circulation; and as it is easier to assent than examine, the world becomes overrun with en’ors and prejudices. A curious anecdote related from mouth to mouth, becomes exaggerated into... Read more

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  • Gems from the Internet Archives: Women’s Autobiographies

    Not having access to a major library, I often indulge my love of browsing in the Internet Archive. I’ll admit that it often requires much sifting through extraneous material to locate the occasional gem, but even after ten years I’m surprised at what I manage to find. Here, for example, is a selection of some... Read more

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  • A Room of Your Own, from The World of Charmian Clift

    At that moment a sports car roared up outside the block of flats, and another herd of young swept in as boisterously as an equinoctial gale to sweep my daughter off to some jollity or other, and suddenly the living-room (which is the only place I can put my desk) was seething with ebullience, and... Read more

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  • Men of Capital, by Catherine Gore (1846)

    I’ve had Catherine Gore on my list long before I started focusing on the works of women writers in the last two years. Gore was perhaps the most prolific authors of Regency and early Victorian era genre known as the silver fork or “fashionable” novel. As Tamara Wagner describes the silver fork novel on,... Read more

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  • The World of Charmian Clift (1970)

    Neglect is a relative term, particularly when you look at writers from a global perspective. Charmian Clift is a good example. In the U.S., she gained slight notice for her two books about life on a Greek island back in the 1950s, disappeared after that, and is utterly unknown today. In Australia, she and her... Read more

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  • Carobeth Laird, First Published at Age 80

    “Never before have I heard of an exiting new literary talent bursting forth at the age of 80. But here, I am convinced, we have one,” Tom Wolfe in Harper’s Bookletter in 1975. He was remarking upon the publication of Carobeth Laird’s first book, a memoir of her marriage to anthropologist John Peabody Harrington, Encounter... Read more

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  • On Pilgrimage: a Dialogue with Kate Macdonald

    About the time I was well into reading through Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage a couple of months ago, I discovered that Kate Macdonald, Visiting Fellow at the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading and fellow Brussels expat, was also working through the series and posting about it on her blog. So I asked... Read more

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  • An Interview with Veronica Makowsky about Isa Glenn

    A few months ago, I was contacted by Professor Veronica Makowsky of the University of Connecticut, who is researching the life and work of Isa Glenn, a forgotten woman writer of the 1920s and 1930s whose novel Transport I reviewed here some years ago. Dr. Makowsky is something of an expert on neglected women writers,... Read more

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