Articles in Literature
In the shadow of the Cold War, the rise of creative writing programs and ‘show don’t tell’ philosophy drained fiction of its political bite.
How nostalgic fantasies about the “authentic” New York City obscure the real-world place.
Almost twenty years after September 11th, a new novel explores the psychological and political motives behind the attacks, and illuminates some dark truths that many Americans may not be ready to accept.
Enjoy this exclusive excerpt from Belén Fernández’s new book Checkpoint Zipolite: Quarantine in a Small Place, a story about getting stuck during the pandemic and a no-holds-barred critique of the politicians who are largely responsible for the scale of the disaster.
The only book ever written by the founder of the NHS is well worth your time.
Optimism is great, but not when it’s the product of ignoring the obvious.
Dozens of great authors have been interviewed for Current Affairs. If you’re looking to read something new and insightful, check out one of these titles.
Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2020 climate novel has been hailed as one of the most important books of the era. But is it good climate commentary, or even good fiction?
Editor Lyta Gold reflects on the writings of Connie Willis and the heroes of history.
Dan Walden examines what makes life worth living, according to sleeper masterpiece “The Last Samurai”.
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