A collection of short stories and the portrait of a young university student.
A survey of humanity and a stunning collection of personal essays.
Essential reading for spring.
Explorations of whether loneliness is a social malice, or something prehistorically determined, even necessary.
It’s a good time for scouring any vestiges of Platonism from one’s head.
Vulnerability, confusion, and irrational fears.
From games and gaming to puzzles and crafting, our preferences and tastes during leisure time can prove indicators of other aspects of ourselves, individually and as a social body.
Forget everything you know about novels of the immigrant experience.
I do love it when a book with the word “enthralling” on its back cover actually turns out to be enthralling.
There’s no end to the catalogue of ways humans suffer, and manage to inflict suffering: illness and injury, psychic suffering, material deprivation, heartache, loneliness, catastrophe, separation, history, bad luck.