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JULIANA SPAHR AND CLAUDIA RANKINE

“DU BOIS’S TELEGRAM is a brilliant inquiry into the institutions—from the CIA to the foundations and literary magazines it funded—that inform and shape literary production. The promoted, the funded and heralded—from Richard Wright to Gertrude Stein to James Baldwin—do the work of the nation state under the umbrella of culture. Our complicit freedoms are brought […]

CLAUDIA RANKINE AND WILL RAWLS — WHAT REMAINS

“I’m still thinking about the potential of using abstraction to speak to identity: How can these two things fit together when identity is so much about announcing, concretizing, and naming, and abstraction is about undoing? Of course, abstraction has roots in something real… “What does it mean to break apart language, and its history, and […]

WOMEN AT WORK

The new interview book by The Paris Review—WOMEN AT WORK, with an introduction by Ottessa Moshfegh—is limited to 5,000 copies, and is available only through the journal’s website. Included in the book are interviews with Dorothy Parker, Claudia Rankine, Isak Dinesen, Simone de Beauvoir, Elizabeth Bishop, Marguerite Yourcenar, Margaret Atwood, Grace Paley, Toni Morrison, Jan Morris, Joan Didion, and Hilary Mantel.   WOMEN AT WORK—INTERVIEWS FROM THE […]