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The Musics of Michel Leiris

The Musics of Michel Leiris

Richard Sieburth— Autobiography and autofiction are all the rage in France, viz. Annie Ernaux’s recent Nobel Prize.  Anticipating this trend, ex-surrealist Michel Leiris devoted much of his literary career to… READ MORE

Writing a History of Ignorance

Writing a History of Ignorance

Peter Burke— Since the 1990s, a new kind of history has been flourishing: the history of knowledge—or better, the history of different kinds of knowledge, knowledges in the plural. Turning… READ MORE

Empires, Wars, Collapse: 1914-2024

Empires, Wars, Collapse: 1914-2024

Iryna Vushko— I was putting the finishing touch on my book on the history of places and people from a hundred years ago and was watching an apocalypse of unprecedented… READ MORE

Provincials, Light and Grass

Provincials, Light and Grass

Sumana Roy— I’d sometimes wonder whether I’d still be a provincial if I were the only person on this planet. The next immediate thought is—are there provinces on other planets?… READ MORE

Navigating A Saltier Future

Navigating A Saltier Future

David Sedlak— World Water Day normally includes discussions about the struggle to provide water to meet the needs of people and the environment. In the coming decades, crises related to… READ MORE

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