Freitag, November 15, 2019

New Irish Literature, Part One: „Iran With Lipstick“

LONG READ – Irish Literature has quickly become a globally celebrated phenomenon. It is loud, it is different, it is direct – and with voices like Sally Rooney, Anna Burns and Sinéad Gleeson it is almost exclusively female. How could this happen on the traditionally arch-conservative island?

„This is the deepest form of violence in the world“

INTERVIEW – Behrouz Boochani has written his latest book through text messages from a detention camp in the south pacific – and was awarded Australia’s richest literary accolade for it. In an interview over phone he condemns the country's immigration policy. And talks about the power of writing.

New Irish Literature, Part Two: Capitalism, Class and the Coming Generation

LONG READ – In post-crash Ireland, capitalism's grip on the society hardened and the focus of the New Irish Literature shifted. New networks of solidarity emerged.

The Risk We Take When We Possibilize Love

REVIEW – Each beat, breath, word and phrase on FKA twigs’ sophomore record Magdalene navigates the underworld of post-collapse. Its vulnerability carries an earthquake of power.