Stratford MarshAn excerpt from Esther Kinsky’s prizewinning book River, translated from the German by Iain Galbraith.
Souvankham Thammavongsa | Notes on Craft‘When I look at a word, I can see the thing inside it. The ear inside heart.’ Notes on the craft of writing.
Unguided TourFrom the magazine’s very first issue, a story by Susan Sontag.
Best Book of 1996: The Lost Lunar Baedeker
‘Mina Loy is the preferred voice in my head.’
Best Book of 1990: Anecdotes of Modern Art
‘An encyclopedic and fast-paced tour of the interrelationship of making art and being in pain’
Best book of 1936: Locos
‘I read and reread this because it lessens the pain of being human.’
Best Book of 1969: Pricksongs & Descants
‘Frightening to me: how few people in the wide world have heard of Robert Coover.’