Thought Scores / 8

Monday, June 9, 2014

Untitled (2014) by Julie Maroh; acrylic on paper

This one is for my friends, who understand this madness.

PEN 2014: Going Beyond the Pity in War Literature

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Erich Maria Remarque

The following commentary was presented at the “Writing War” panel discussion on May 1, as part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.


PEN 2014: Is There Such a Thing as Anti-War Literature?

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Still from the movie version of All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

In Conversation with George Prochnik: On Why Stefan Zweig Matters Today

Thought Scores / 7

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executing Nguyễn Văn Lém on February 1, 1968 (Eddie Adams)

Thought Scores / 4

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

René Magritte's The False Mirror"(1928)

I have to be conscious that I am getting an American education, and this wasn’t an inevitable choice.

I ask my sister to ask my Dad to send the winter coat he had used in the early ‘90s.

How the NSA Chills American Writers: An Interview with Suzanne Nossel

PEN 2013: Eduardo Galeano Seeks Justice

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Poet, visionary, historian, chronicler of the forgotten, scorned, and oppressed. Eduardo Galeano held court to a packed auditorium at a PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature conversation held at The New School. The event was facilitated by Jessica Hagedorn.

PEN 2013: The "African Writer"

Saturday, May 4, 2013

In my travels around the global literary scene, the question of a writerly identity has never seemed more precarious, conflicted, and urgent than with writers from Africa. More often than not, it is the writer—not the reader—who is fixated on the question: who or what is an African writer?

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