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Best Book of 1928: Quicksand

Lucy Ives

Lucy Ives argues that Nella Larsen – author of ‘terse, obsessively observed fiction’ – penned the best book of 1928.

Lucy Ives

Lucy Ives is the author of the novels Impossible Views of the World and Loudermilk: Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World. Her writing has appeared in Art in AmericaArtforum, the BafflerfriezeLapham’s QuarterlyVogue and at For five years she was an editor with the online magazine Triple Canopy. A graduate of Harvard University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she holds a PhD in comparative literature from New York University. She currently teaches in the Image Text interdisciplinary MFA program at Ithaca College, as well as in NYU’s XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement Master’s program. She is the recipient of a 2018 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.


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