An excerpt from Tess Gunty’s debut novel The Rabbit Hutch.
Overall winner of the 2021 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize, as well as winner for the region of Asia.
‘Every person who travelled here is unsteady, I can feel that.’
Granta’s ten most popular poetry posts of 2019.
‘Anticipation made it difficult for Ester to swallow.’ Translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel.
Andrew Brown on Swedish society and the Trollhättan school attack.
Sylvia Plath’s sass, Bob Dylan spars with Leonard Cohen, Guillermo del Toro talks vampires, Shirley Jackson scares the baby boomers
‘My habit of being a dreamer is filled with the joy of melancholy.’
‘The red girls’ school stood opposite a grey boys’ school, built five years after it as if to proclaim the rational symmetry of the world.’
‘He said Love Jihad, or the practice of Muslims seducing Hindu girls with the aim of converting them to Islam, was an existential threat to India.’
‘Marx said the forest only echoes back what you shout into it – and this is very often true, perhaps more often than not, but I think the poet’s task is to suggest that it needn’t be.’
For Bloomsday, James Joyce and Adolf Hoffmeister argue about a Czech translation of Finnegans Wake in a rare and intimate interview from 1930.
‘Naturally the artist is misunderstood. That is normal, and after a while becomes familiar.’
‘Sceptics maintain that live chess is as enthralling as watching paint dry. Ultra-sceptics reply: unfair to paint'.
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