Etikettarkiv: The New Inquiry

Brooklyn, mer än bara hipsters och mikrobryggerier

”Something is brewing in Brooklyn, something far more inspiring than another batch of artisanal organic ale. There is a revival of left-wing intellectual thinking on a level unseen since the 1960s. Young people are starting magazines and engaging in serious, substantial critique of the status quo. In addition to The New Inquiry there is Jacobin, ‘a magazine of culture and polemic’ launched in late 2010 with an avowedly socialist perspective. Dissent, a socialist journal founded in 1953 has seen a revival, with a new crop of young staff. The hip literary magazine n+1 has also taken a decidedly political turn in recent years. And while many people launch publishing projects with earnest enthusiasm only to see them fail quickly, this new crop of journals seems to have enjoyed unprecedented success.”

Citerat ur Max Strassers ”Who are the new socialist wunderkinds of America?” i New Statesman, 9 november, 2013

Vi hittade artikeln genom en länk på Flavorwire, i Jason Diamonds inspirerande artikel ”The Joys of Rediscovering Dead Socialist Writers”, som till stora delar är en hyllning till Carl Sandburg.

Igår skulle Sandburg, född 1878, ha fyllt år och i år det 100 år sedan hans dikt ”Chicago” publicerades i Poetry. Den börjar så här:

Hog Butcher for the World,
   Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
   Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler;
   Stormy, husky, brawling,
   City of the Big Shoulders:

Läs hela dikten

O.W.

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Om romaner med ett autistiskt perspektiv

A segment of a social network

En del av ett socialt nätverk (Foto: Wikipedia)

”[…] novels of autistic perspective come to focus on the very social world that their narrators cannot se. We feel the awkward dynamics that swirl around Christopher and Oskar’s lives all the more intensely because they cannot be narrated directly. Reading a novel, of course, we always have to perform acts of decoding and mindreading. Normally the effort is as unconsciously second nature it is in real life. But when we’re faced with a narrator who can’t share the task, we have to face our own power – and its limits. What if we’re not so good at mindreading after all?”

Citat ur Tom Cutterhams kortessä ”Spectrum Order” i The New Inquiry

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