Literary wanderings: Hisham Matar’s ‘The Return’ redefines the memoir

In his very first memoir, “The Return,” Hisham Matar tells more than just a story: he creates magic. And so, according to book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23, writing is like art.

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Literary wanderings: The many truths of the ‘Black Star Trilogy’

Although a bit lackluster at times, Marlon James’ “Dark Star Trilogy,” particularly “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” must be acknowledged for its brilliant structure, according to book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23.

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Literary wanderings: Are readers ready to re-live the pandemic?

Novels are, inevitably, a reflection of the time and place in which they are written. And so, it is no surprise that now, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new genre of literature is emerging.  Last year, the list of novels written (explicitly or tangentially) about the pandemic

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