In 1946, an archive of personal letters to Adolf Hitler was discovered in Hitler’s former Chancellery in what was then the Russian sector of Berlin. The man who made the discovery, Willy Eucker, was a German with a long history of anti-Nazi activity. He had been imprisoned for treason in 1933, soo…
‘When I think of menopause I don’t think of hot flashes; I am not here to talk about hot flashes.’ Mary Ruefle on menopause.
Urvashi Butalia on the life of transgender Mona Ahmed and her search for a feminine identity.
The Weak Spot
‘Murder class was the new thing, but of course they didn’t call it that. They called it Specialised Life Skills for Girls.’ – Sophie Mackintosh
woman is a construct
‘woman is basically meant / to be a residential complex’ – A poem by Angélica Freitas, translated from the Portuguese by Hilary Kaplan.
Rachel Cusk on motherhood, marriage and separation.
Trawling for Facts
In 1946, an archive of personal letters to Adolf Hitler was discovered in Hitler’s former...
Stillness | State of Mind
‘It is half twelve and I am labouring over the word Stillen. My laptop is open on the coffee table, pushed up against baby wipes and a row of empties.’
Marcel Proust’s letters to his neighbour, translated from the French by Lydia Davis.