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Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders:The Online Magazine of International Literature
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  • Eugene Richie & Rosanne Wasserman on John Ashbery’s “Collected French Translations,” Part 2
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  • 5 International Love Poems to Read (and Share) this Valentine’s Day
  • In a Crowd of Thousands—A Translation Dispatch from the Jaipur Literature Festival
  • Call for Nominations: The 2017 Ottaway Award

New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books

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  • ‘Total Catastrophe of the Body’: A Russian Story
    After a week in critical condition, the young Russian journalist and pro-democracy activist Vladimir Kara-Murza has been improving. He remains hospitalized in Moscow, with a diagnosis of “acute intoxication.” Kara-Murza has been a vocal proponent...
  • United States v. Dylann Roof
    In early January, three weeks into the federal trial of Dylann Roof, who killed nine black people in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, in June 2015, a prison guard named Lauren Knapp gave testimony about The Sorrows of Young Werther...
  • She Escaped to Become Original
    The relationship between a biographer and his or her subject often takes the form of a one-sided love affair. When the subject is a person of ill repute or a criminal the chances of an attachment are of course less—the most that may usually be...
  • The Painter of Continuous Motion
    Elliott Green's paintings, on view February 18–March 26, 2017 at Pierogi Gallery in New York City, appear to be in continuous motion. They can’t help invoking intellectual movement as well: they set the viewer’s mind tumbling toward successive...
  • New York’s Vast Flop
    The transformation of the World Trade Center site was hampered to a shameful degree by the intransigent self-interest of both individuals and institutions. Although all major construction schemes face tremendous problems, the rebuilding...
  • The Facts About Edward Snowden
    To the Editors: In his review of my book, Charlie Savage challenges my assertion that Edward Snowden did not check in to the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong until June 1, 2013.
  • The Thrill of the Black Marching Band
    In Jules Allen’s Marching Bands, a stunning collection of social documentary, portraiture, and panoramic photography, he takes us into this behind-the-scenes world of African-American marching bands all over the country. The roots of...
  • Where Are the Smartphones?
    To the Editors: Bill McKibben rightly points out some of the emotional and intellectual limitations of the digital world many of us live in. But there is another set of limitations to this world—practical ones—that affect even more people....
  • A Message to the President
    Dear President Trump: We write as presidents of leading American colleges and universities to urge you to rectify or rescind the recent executive order closing our country’s borders to immigrants and others from seven majority-Muslim countries and...

The Neglected Books Page Where forgotten books are remembered
  • 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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  • G. B. Stern’s Infinite Autobiographies

    “Gladys Bronwyn Stern, or G. B. Stern (17 June 1890 – 20 September 1973), born Gladys Bertha Stern in London, England, wrote many novels, short stories, plays, memoirs, biographies and literary criticism,” states the opening sentence of G. B. Stern’s Wikipedia entry. Many as in over fifty, or roughly one a year starting in 1914.... Read more

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  • Four Poems by Eithne Wilkins

    Spoken Through Glass Here the big stars roll down like tears all down your face; darkness that has no walls, the empty night that fingers grope for and are lost, is nightfall in your face. The big stars roll, the glittering railway-line unwinds into the constellations. Over and under you the dark, in you the... Read more

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  • What to Talk About, by Imogene B. Wolcott (1923)

    What proportion of your business is selling drugs? Do you sell more drugs to keep people well or to help them recover from sickness? What would you do if a man came into your store to purchase some bichlorid of mercury tablets? These are a few of the questions that Imogene B. Wolcott (Mrs. Roger... Read more

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