Daily Archives: September 28, 2017


On Helen DeWitt’s The Last Samurai

    Helen DeWitt’s widely-acclaimed first novel, The Last Samurai, has recently joined the many important works which have received renewed attention thanks to a re-issue by New Directions. Originally published in 2000, this essential novel from the Berlin-based writer, literary critic and thinker presents a coming-of-age story that relies […]


Bodies in time and space: A review of Keegan Lester’s this shouldn’t be beautiful but it was & it was all i had so i drew it

  On two occasions I have observed the sea luminous at considerable depths beneath the surface.           –Charles Darwin’s The Voyage of the Beagle     No reader of Darwin’s masterworks The Origin of Species and The Voyage of the Beagle can fail to notice the […]