Language in Revolt

"Embodied by the masses of protestors, one camp in red and the other in yellow, who have taken to the city’s streets over the last eight years, the political instability in Thailand is an immensely complicated story involving a confluence of factors."
Mui Poopoksakul's essay on contemporary short fiction from Thailand throws light on how political conflicts in the country shape the form.
‘If you’re truly bilingual it’s not that there are two languages in your world, but that not everybody understands the whole of your personal speech’ —Gwyneth Lewis High-res

‘If you’re truly bilingual it’s not that there are two languages in your world, but that not everybody understands the whole of your personal speech’ Gwyneth Lewis

To mark the 115th birth anniversary of Jorge Luis Borges, we are listening to his Norton Lectures on poetry which the writer gave at Harvard University in the fall of 1967 and the spring of 1968.

To mark the 115th birth anniversary of Jorge Luis Borges, we are listening to his Norton Lectures on poetry which the writer gave at Harvard University in the fall of 1967 and the spring of 1968.

"My idea has been to find narrative devices that weren’t created explicitly to tell stories, at least not in the sense of traditional literature. Out of this symbiosis emerges something interesting, I think—a mixture or a tension between different narrative devices… I was interested in this idea of constricting the novel, which I wanted to write according to a certain fixed framework, if you like, in this case, the encyclopaedia.”
José Manuel Prieto, interviewed in our summer issue.