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You were with us for only a month before cancer caused you to take a leave of absence. Inside the classroom, we studied. Outside, I wept.
What does it mean to be worth something? Or worth enough? Or worthless? What does it mean to earn a living?
In honor of Pride, we’ve lowered the paywall on pieces by Jeanette Winterson, Jericho Brown, Timothy Liu, and Jan Morris.
Our monthly column Feminize Your Canon explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors.
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Margaret Jull Costa is a name revered in some circles and utterly unknown in others, yet more readers have fallen under the spell of her words than realize it. The greatest translator of Portuguese literature into English, she has taken on Fernando Pessoa, José Saramago, and António Lobo Antunes, and lent her refined style to two giants of the late nineteenth century, José Maria Eça de Queirós and his Brazilian contemporary Joaquim Maria Machado de …
Like every other child of immigrants here, first-generation or fifth-, my distance, my detachment, and my ignorance make me an American.
Cooking up recipes drawn from the works of various writers.
Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, Jason Alexander, Charlotte Rampling, Danez Smith, Sarah Manguso, Salman Rushdie, Molly Ringwald, Jenny Slate, Devendra Banhart, and more
I.For years I could barely write a page. I thought I was becoming a virtuoso of smallness while the grief, which is wordless, occupied an ever-greater volume. My friend lived in the estates on the bad side of town. Let’s go to the forest, she said when I went over to play. There were three trees in the yard, but if you know where to stand, you can get lost in a forest of three trees. She could do it. She had to. Her mother died when we were nine.When I was an “emerging” artist I wanted onl…