Date of publication: 2017-09-06 03:22
Juan Goytisolo is arguably Spain 8767 s greatest living writer, and among the fiercest critics of both that country 8767 s cultural insularity and European literary conservatism in general. We are honoured then, to carry 8766 Jean Genet in Spain 8767 , his personal account of the great French rebel 8767 s time in Barcelona. Elsewhere, we bring you 8766 Neologism: How Words Do Things With Words 8767 , Maryam Monalisa Gharavi 8767 s lecture at Art Dubai on 8766 the impulse to invent new words 8767 a new short story, 8766 What We Did After We Lost 655 Years 8767 Wealth in 79 Months 8767 , by Agri Ismail and two poems by Melissa Lee-Houghton.
We’re delighted to publish an interview with acclaimed Mexican novelist Valeria Luiselli, the author of Story of My Teeth – the formula for which she has described as ‘Dickens + MP8 ÷ Balzac + JPEG’ – and the composer of a ballet libretto, among other things. Here she talks about ghosts, literary readymades and her ignorance of health and balance.
In the short story Wolves, Korean author Jeon Sungtae, translated by Sora Kim-Russell, merges different voices the monk, the chief, the hunter and the acrobat to tell the story of a great hunt and a dying tradition. We 8767 re excited, too, to publish a short story by Danish author Naja Marie Aidt, who recently read at the US launch of our fourteenth print issue at Signal Gallery, Brooklyn.
Robin D. G. Kelley, Trump Says Go Back, We Say Fight Back
Walter Johnson, To Remake the World: Slavery, Racial Capitalism, and Justice
Robin D. G. Kelley, Black Study, Black Struggle
Donna Murch, Paying for Punishment
Christopher Petrella, On Stone Mountain: White Supremacy and the Birth of the Modern Democratic Party
Robin D. G. Kelley, What Does Black Lives Matter Want?
Andrea Mammone, Go Home! Being Foreign in Post-Brexit Britain
We are, as ever, excited to bring you our twenty-eighth online issue (we counted last week, on account of it being our fifth birthday). It features an interview with Korean novelist Han Kang, author of the critically acclaimed novels The Vegetarian and Human Acts . In a wide-ranging discussion with Sarah Shin, she touches on the trauma of Korea 8767 s twentieth century history on the national psyche, and the reception of her work in a highly charged political context.
We 8767 re also running an essay by Orlando Reade on new historicism, the London riots and acts of dissent read through the paintings of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Isabella Maidment on indeterminacy and performance in the groundbreaking live work of artist Cally Spooner, with exclusive film excerpts and a gallery of photographs by Patricia Niven with an accompanying essay on walking from writer JA Murrin. Also featured in this online issue are fiction by Aidan Cottrell Boyce and poetry from Simon Pomery.
Only available in the print issue are interviews with the philosopher ROSI BRAIDOTTI, on how the humanities can combat racism and sexism, and artist RACHEL MACLEAN, whose hyper-surreal dystopian videos offer a dark vision on the present times (and who also contributes a concertina insert of her recent prints). Long form essays by JACQUELINE FELDMAN, on feminist protest group Femen and conceptual artist JILL MAGID on her stay at the house of the late Luis Barragán. THOMAS CLERC contributes a beautiful homage to his friend EDOUARD LEVE, whose writing has featured in previous issues of The White Review. The issue also includes new fiction by JASON SCHWARTZ, poetry from CA CONRAD, and art work from DAVID NOONAN and FRANCIS UPRITCHARD.
The White Review No. 69 features interviews with the art critic, historian and October journal editor Hal Foster British artist Mark Leckey, whose hugely influential film ‘Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore’ was memorably described by Ed Atkins as 8766 better than art 8767 and the novelist Rachel Cusk, who talks about her commitment to 8766 writing sentences that aren’t the product of sentences written by other people.’
Our June online issue includes two newly translated poems by Nicaraguan poet and novelist Gioconda Belli, ‘At Night, The Wife Makes Her Point’ and ‘Menopause’. Belli, an ex-Sandinista, appeared at the Poetry Parnassus at Southbank Centre this month.
Elsewhere, we are excited to publish an excerpt from Nicola Lagioia 8767 s Strega Prize-winning novel Ferocity in Anthony Shugaar 8767 s translation, a Lynchian family saga set in Italy in the 6985s. We also have a new short story by German Book Prize-winning novelist Lutz Seiler (tr. Alexander Booth), whose English-language debut Kruso was a notable omission from the Man Booker International Prize longlist.
Our July online issue includes interviews with Marxist social theorist David Harvey – speaking on social justice and the city across the world, from Occupy Wall Street to Chongqing in China – and artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers, director of Two Years at Sea , on the art of filmmaking.
This month we 8767 re also featuring a selection of paintings from Michaël Borremans’ latest exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery, titled Black Mould . Ben Eastham speaks with the curator of the show, Jeffrey Grove, about the fluid associations and implications of Borremans’s work, and the 8766 shift towards the narrative potential of drawing 8767 that his work has gone through over the past few years.
Irina Arnaut pokes at the figure of the artist to crack the carapace of polished social image in her video 8766 Working Title 8767 . Siân Melangell Dafydd 8767 s 8766 Foxy 8767 tells the story of a family member as wild as the taxidermied animal who shares his name. Elsewhere, novelist Will Heinrich writes a parable of the collector in 8766 How to Be an American 8767 , Adam Seelig 8767 s 8766 drop poem 8767 8766 To the woman 8767 creates an echo chamber through its typography, and Sarah Lariviere meditates on physical and emotional erosion. 8767