Exemplary Departures by Gabrielle Wittkop @ NYJB

“Exemplary Departures” by Gabrielle Wittkop brings together four stories of inevitable death. Continue reading Exemplary Departures by Gabrielle Wittkop @ NYJB

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Translation Tuesdays: Story of Love in Solitude, by Roger Lewinter

“[Lewinter’s] unique literary voice . . . is that of an obsessive, a philosopher, and a miniaturist.” Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Story of Love in Solitude, by Roger Lewinter

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Translation Tuesdays: The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers, by Fouad Laroui @ NYJB

Fouad Laroui casts his eye on Morocco’s dour political legacy with the scalpel-like precision of a social satirist. Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers, by Fouad Laroui @ NYJB

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The NSFW Files: “Our Lady of the Flowers,” by Jean Genet

This week at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, I review Our Lady of the Flowers, by Jean Genet, about a drag queen hanging around with criminals and murderers in pre-World War 2 Paris, along with being a classic of the Western Canon. Continue reading The NSFW Files: “Our Lady of the Flowers,” by Jean Genet

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