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“Eyler argues passionately for embracing the role of emotion in learning, whether these are positive feelings like wonder and joy or negative ones (like anxiety) that impede education.” Ryan Boyd on Joshua R. Eyler's "How Humans Learn":
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"Each of Orange World’s stories contains its own vast and self-sustaining world that forges an indelible circuit to our own." Ryan Smernoff on Karen Russell's new collection:
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. on writing fiction about historical events: “History is not a constant. It is constantly renegotiated.”
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"My Sarajevo is this spirit, the power to get up after you’ve been knocked out and still beat your enemy." Faruk Šehić writes:
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LA Review of Books 9h
"All the contradictions became riddles to be explained, a map filled with empty spaces; red herrings could be not-yet-revealeds and plot holes were wait-and-sees." Throwback to before the
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LA Review of Books 9h
If you're missing tonight, we'd like to remind you that LARB's GOT pieces are still here:
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LA Review of Books 10h
"Preoccupations with age and productivity mirror the obsessive nature of grief, and there are many artists Kate Zambreno returns to for reassurance throughout her work."
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LA Review of Books 10h
"Each of Orange World’s stories contains its own vast and self-sustaining world that forges an indelible circuit to our own." on Karen Russell's new collection:
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LA Review of Books 11h
"When I began to write, all the sadness and confusion and insights that swirled about in my head began to find shapes and meanings." Quynh Vo interviews Andrew Lam:
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LA Review of Books 11h
“It all comes from fear, and I wanted to explore the real fears of the seemingly good and seemingly bad characters,” says about writing his latest novel, “You Will Be Safe Here”:
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LA Review of Books 13h
“Chiang is a writer of precision and grace.” Sherryl Vint on Ted Chiang’s “Exhalation: Stories”:
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LA Review of Books 15h
"What does it sound like when absurdity coexists with sorrow? It sounds like a mind in full." on 's poetry collection "Weeping Gang Bliss Void Yab-Yum":
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"I built this city in my literature, and the city was built into me, in a symbiotic process." Faruk Šehić writes:
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LA Review of Books 19h
“Seeing yourself in a different context can change so much about your perception of yourself — in ways you can’t anticipate.” interviews :
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LA Review of Books 19h
Jonathan Lee () interviews Damian Barr () about his recent book “You Will Be Safe Here”:
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LA Review of Books 21h
"Readers should want to know about other cultures! — but it doesn’t always work that way. They want comfort, not uncertainty. Unless a book is being talked about by everyone, it’s tough to get them off shelves." interviews :
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"Devendra Banhart’s poetry concerns itself with death and religion, love and loss, sheer silliness, and, in the end, existence itself."
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LA Review of Books May 26
"'Sarajevo will thrive, everything else will pass.' In a way, this verse is the living truth. Sarajevo survived and rebuilt itself, although its wounds are still deep and not completely healed." Faruk Šehić writes:
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LA Review of Books May 26
"I’ve always been interested in writing sex scenes that are not just about the act but about all the metaphysics that often go unacknowledged in our sexual lives." Jardine Libaire on her novel "White Fur," in an interview by :
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LA Review of Books May 26
Hanif Abdurraqib talks to the LARB Radio Hour about his new book, “Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest”:
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