Over the last two decades, Argentina’s rural communities have reported skyrocketing rates of birth abnormalities, miscarriages and cancer. In the same period, genetically modified soy has blanketed the region, helped along by copious pesticides.Read More
If you chart the history of dream writing, you get a map of ideas about fate and individual agency through the ages.
With a few notable exceptions, the ancients and medieval Europeans saw dreams as divine messages; spaces in which you might learn about the destiny assigned to you.Read More
As apocalyptic weather events grow ever more frequent, a group of women nature writers is urging readers to listen to — and care for — our warming Earth.
The ideal end point of women's will to empowerment might well be to show the rest of the species that our real master, all along, wasn't men but the planet.Read More
A review of Álvaro Enrigue's Sudden Death
And so the world is one long struggle, and the bad guy always wins and steals the spoils. Yet we have this novel, a work so beautiful it might take your breath away.Read More
Christos Ikonomou, Rafael Chirbes, and new fiction from the eurozone.
In July last year, the printing presses ground to a stop in Greece. The country was in uncharted territory, its banks under a stranglehold as the nation said oxi to austerity. While the streets exploded in righteous rage, publishers couldn’t pay their bills and printers couldn’t buy paper or ink.Read More