Maybe we have something to learn from their proclivity for the irreconcilable, unruly, and open-ended.
Does the author-read audiobook offer a perfect confluence between person, authorial persona, voice, and aesthetic form?
The translator can’t go where the writer hasn’t gone. But it feels good to bound eagerly toward a text’s limits.
Art made by AI subverts our usual understandings of creativity as a uniquely human power.
If we accept AIs crafting rap, we repeat the same exploitation that currently separates Black and brown artists from the fruits of their labor.
Mohamed Mbougar Sarr’s Goncourt-winning novel confronts the racist history of France’s literary prizes.
Many view Edgar Allen Poe as a uniquely gloomy, mad writer. But what if Poe was normal, simply representative of a gloomy, mad era?
Despite using a pseudonym, Ferrante has made clear how readers should understand her work. Should critics listen?
Authorship attribution is helpful if you suspect fraud: for instance, if you believe that Shakespeare wasn’t educated enough to write the plays, or that Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre was really ...