Los Angeles Review of Books: Caught in the Middle: On Edward Said’s “Songs of an Eastern Humanist”

IN OUT OF PLACE: A Memoir (1999), Edward Said recalls that after graduating from Princeton in June 1957, he was torn by “differing impulses”: he could pursue a fellowship from Harvard for graduate study or return to Cairo to work at his father’s stationery company. Eventually, Said deferred Harvard for a year and returned to […]

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“We’re Never Alone”

“We’re Never Alone”

“I and the other artists and writers I’ve known have had to be shut away somewhere, out of the human stream, to get our work done. Yet as the years have frosted and mowed this head of mine, I have come to a different understanding of the situation.”

Electric Literature: Fake Authenticity Is Toxic, and So Are Iowa-Style Writing Workshops

Electric Literature: Fake Authenticity Is Toxic, and So Are Iowa-Style Writing Workshops

“Authenticity Games” by Laura M. Martin I discovered Connection Games in 2021, after moving out of the townhome I shared with a man I’d met in my MFA program. I left the relationship and the confines of the small conservative town I worked in (though I kept the job, academic work is hard to come […]

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