Quarterly literary magazine founded in 1953.
“Life is a very bad novelist. It is chaotic and ludicrous.”—Javier Marías
“Writing requires maximum ambition, maximum audacity, and programmatic disobedience.” —Elena Ferrante
“I am disciplined, hardworking. I have no superstitions. I conjure the perils.” —Elie Wiesel
“You create the work to exalt and celebrate a common humanity.” —August Wilson
“I want to believe that the younger generation appreciates the beauty in the chaos and blur of translation, that they delight in extracting meaning from sounds that were perhaps once simply melted into the melody,” writes on poetry and . #BTS
RIP Sam Shepard. “The most authentic endings are the ones which are already revolving towards another beginning.”
Rest in peace, Philip Roth. “There has to be some pleasure in this job, and that’s it. To go around in disguise. To act a character. To pass oneself off as what one is not. To pretend. The sly and cunning masquerade.”