Los Angeles Review of Books: When Tolstoy Met Trollope: On Sophie Ratcliffe’s “Loss, a Love Story”

LOSS, A LOVE STORY: Imagined Histories and Brief Encounters (2024) is a combination of thematic memoir and literary essay that Sophie Ratcliffe sets rolling on the tracks of various train journeys across time, place, and reading. Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2019 as The Lost Properties of Love: An Exhibition of Myself, the […]

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Electric Literature: Emily Raboteau on Mothering in the Face of Climate Collapse

Electric Literature: Emily Raboteau on Mothering in the Face of Climate Collapse

Emily Raboteau’s essay collection Lessons for Survival: Mothering Against “The Apocalypse” opens in 2011, with the author on her way to a baby shower for her first child. While passing through Times Square, she spots a sign announcing that the world will end on her baby’s due date. She laughs it off, but as her […]

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