The Everyday ExtraordinaryDecember 2014
The poet and curator on expanding autobiography, the importance of elegy, and the centrality of blues to experience.
Kaya Genç: The Self-Inventions of ModernityMarch 2014
On Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar's great satire of Turkish modernization, The Time Regulation Institute.
The Making of “Make It New”August 2013
Ezra Pound’s slogan was itself the product of historical recycling.
Robyn Creswell: Arabic Rhetoric Gets an Acid BathMarch 2013
The Paris Review editor on his new translation of That Smell by Sonallah Ibrahim.
Natasha Lewis: Zadie Smith’s NW and Big IdeasSeptember 2012
Despite what Kakutani says, Smith’s new novel is not "Mrs. Dalloway Lite."