We need to rethink writer’s block, and acknowledge that it’s not inherently a bad thing, writes Yifei Cheng PO ’24.
The genre of stories about women facing personal tragedies needs to be inclusive of the experiences of women of color, writes Shay Suresh CM ’24.
Book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23 explores how the magical realism in “Tokyo Ueno Station” works to highlight sharp inequalities in Tokyo.
Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in literature, Kazuo Ishiguro spoke at Scripps Presents on March 4. to discuss his most recent novel “Klara and the Sun,” his past career as a musician and his tendency to write about “ordinary” people.
After a year reading Zadie Smith, book columnist Anna Solomon PZ ’23 concludes that Smith’s writing, in forcing readers to take up another’s perspective, is mandatory quarantine reading.
There is a sad truth that all readers must, at some point, acknowledge: It’s impossible to read everything.
Richard Steele, an 18th century Irish writer who always looks like he just ate something sour, wrote: “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Well, Richard, sometimes my body doesn’t want to wake up at 6 a.m. to go on a run before my 8 a.m.