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A Place of Grief and Revolution

A Review of Gina Apostol’s Filipino novel, Insurrecto

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Crossing Borders Is My Life

Doing and teaching literary translation in the age of customs and border protection

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The Moral Reader and the Moral Life

Exploring Timothy Aubry's essay, 'Should studying literature be fun?'

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The Way We Shop Now

How American fiction has helped decode the history of capitalism

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The Tale of the Missing Man

An excerpt from Manzoor Ahtesham’s milestone in Indo-Muslim literature, recently translated from the Hindi by Jason Grunebaum and Ulrike Stark

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“Cat Person,” Black Maternal Mortality, and Elf on the Shelf

Past Present Episode 112

In this week’s episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate the viral New Yorker short story “Cat Person”, the disproportionately high maternal death rate among black women, and the Elf on the Shelf phenomenon. 

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