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Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/7 through our website and podcasts.

Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders:The Online Magazine of International Literature
  • Voices Unheard: Tribal Literature from India to Read Now
  • Three Translators Respond to “Arrival”
  • First Read—From “Literature Class”
  • The Watchlist: March 2017
  • Translating Boryana Neykova’s “Time to Pack”
  • The City and the Writer: In Anchorage with Joan Naviyuk Kane
  • The Translator Relay: Jennifer Croft
  • “The Impossible Fairy Tale” by Han Yujoo
  • Translating Alek Popov’s “The Shadow of the Great Masturbator”

New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books

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  • Liberating China’s Past: An Interview with Ke Yunlu
    Ke Yunlu was one of the most popular authors in China in the 1980s and 1990s. Though none of his books have been translated, he is well known in China for his politically prescient novels, including one that is widely seen as having predicted Xi...
  • Mixed-Up Kids
    In its sheer expansiveness 4 3 2 1, which is more than twice the length of any book that Paul Auster has published, is unlike anything he has written. Yet it is also commodious enough to encompass everything else he has written. Several...
  • The Expendable Translator
    Two ideas drive the now decades-old campaign to extend royalty payments to translators. The first is practical: introducing a royalty clause into the contract ensures that at least in cases where a translated book makes serious money the translator...
  • Trump in the Middle East: The New Brutality
    Trump's growing dependence on a military strategy around the world will reduce US influence with its allies and all major powers. Autocrats around the world will follow the American example and be encouraged to abandon diplomacy and politics and...
  • Robert B. Silvers (1929–2017)
    “Where do things stand? Have we closed?” Days before his death, on March 20, Robert B. Silvers was doing what he had been doing every day for the past fifty-four years: thinking about, fretting over, and laboring on The New York Review of...
  • A Marvelous Moment for French Writers and Artists
    The close friendship, interaction, and parallelism between writers and artists in nineteenth-century France are the subject of Anka Muhlstein’s The Pen and the Brush. Balzac put more painters into his novels than he did writers, constantly...
  • Remembering Bob Silvers
    Reminiscences of Robert B. Silvers by some of The Review’s writers; more will be added in the coming days.
  • The CEO Who Went Too Far
    The people Trump invites into high levels of government fall into two categories: provocateurs and establishmentarians. Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller are provocateurs. The establishmentarians are Trump recruits judged respectable by the...
  • A Burning Collection
    Teju Cole’s essays are brilliantly written—sharp, intelligent—and yield a pleasurable sweetness. His prose, in its variations, is impeccably where he wants it to be. His erudition is put to work humbly. But in encountering these essays, perhaps the...

The Neglected Books Page Where forgotten books are remembered
  • Stories, Fables and Other Diversions, by Howard Nemerov (1971)

    I was skeptical when I started reading the poet Howard Nemerov‘s 1971 collection, Stories, Fables and Other Diversions. It gave all the appearances of being a minor work–a writer working outside his primary form; an early volume from a small (if well-respected) press; short (barely 121 pages); a title suggesting nothing more than a hastily-applied... Read more

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  • Habeas Corpus, by Peter Green (1962)

    I’ve probably looked past a copy of the Signet paperback edition of Peter Green’s Habeas Corpus fifty times or more while browsing through used bookstores over the decades and looked right past it. But on the look-out for short story collections now and having the good fortune to spend an hour in one of Seattle’s... Read more

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  • The Thirteen Travellers, by Hugh Walpole (1920)

    I put off my plan to devote a year’s worth of posts to neglected short story writers and collections for a year when I realized that I wasn’t ready to leave my year of the neglected woman writer quite yet. So I stretched that year into two and have made a pretty poor start of... Read more

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  • Powers of the Weak, by Elizabeth Janeway (1980)

    I’ve written about many good books on this site over the years, but this may be the most important one, particularly now. Even when it was first published in 1980, Elizabeth Janeways’s Powers of the Weak was labelled as a feminist tract and fairly quickly dismissed and forgotten. Which was an apt demonstration of the... Read more

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  • Anna Wickham: Poetess and Landlady

    In the April 27, 1946 edition of Picture Post, a U. K. version of Life, an unusual three-page story was devoted to a poet who, even then, was two decades past her brief and limited fame. Anna Wickham struggled throughout her life against the control that men–first her father, then her husband, and finally, the... Read more

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  • Odd Women in the City

    In her recent book, The Odd Woman and the City, Vivian Gornick aligns herself with what she calls the Odd Women, taking the phrase from George Gissing’s novel, which, in turn, took it from the perception that there was an excess of single women in England at the time, and that so many women were... Read more

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  • Christmas Trees New and Old, from The Christmas Tree, by Isabel Bolton (1949)

    The New Though there was all manner of evidence of the season – New York producing it, as it produced everything else, on its own colossal, mass-production scale, all outdoors and public and promiscuous, with a tree in almost every park and square, all the churches turning them out properly lighted and arrayed, the great... Read more

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  • Not My Mother’s Daughter, by Genevieve Taggard, fromThose Modern Women

    Am I the Christian gentlewoman my mother slaved to make me? No indeed. I am a poet, a wine-bibber, and radical: a non-church-goer who will no longer sing in the choir or lead prayer-meeting with a testimonial. (Although I will write anonymous confessions for The Nation.) That is her story–and her second defeat. She thinks... Read more

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  • The Gentle Bush, by Barbara Giles (1947)

    I will admit guilt for committing an occasional theft. Once in a while, I find a book that cries out, “Please take me home with you.” These are always, naturally, neglected books. I usually find them in hotels or vacation rentals, in those little libraries of books that previous guests have left behind–perhaps in hopes... Read more

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  • The Hepzibah Omnibus, by Olwen Bowen (1936)

    When I saw The Hepzibah Omnibus in a bookstore in London a few months ago, I began wondering, “Why do I know the name Olwen Bowen?” A quick glance at the title page cleared up the mystery: “Foreword by Clemence Dane.” Kate Macdonald and I had read and discussed Dane’s massive theatrical saga, Broome Stages,... Read more

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