New Old Works by Renata Adler

Unlike many of the other reviewers, I have no nostalgic context in which to place my reading of the book. I did not approach it when I was young and hungry for the world, or despondent in Paris, desirous of liberation from the predictably plot-driven books of my past…

Staff Picks: Militant Nostalgia, Gerard de Nerval

A dark, alarming Futurism lurks behind the logic of drone strikes, big data, and the Austerity Sequester, one that eliminates minority dissent in favor of the predictive and precisive tools of technocracy. Soon enough (I hope) we’ll see contemporary fiction’s response to this turn of events; in the meantime, we have the films and commentaries of Thom Andersen…