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Amidst criticism against choice of translator, Dutch poet refuses to work on Amanda Gorman's poem
Arts & Culture

Amidst criticism against choice of translator, Dutch poet refuses to work on Amanda Gorman's poem

The publisher said earlier this week that Rijneveld was the translator it had dreamed of and said that “Amanda Gorman herself was also immediately enthusiastic about the choice for the young poet.”

Barack Obama on writing A Promised Land, the books that shaped his politics and how he found his voice
Arts & Culture

Barack Obama on writing A Promised Land, the books that shaped his politics and how he found his voice

Because he thinks the computer can lend “half-baked thoughts the mask of tidiness,” Barack Obama writes his first drafts longhand on yellow legal pads; the act of typing it into the computer essentially becomes a first edit.

Toni Morrison's therapeutic radicalism imbued her writing with a timbre that resonates across time and place
World

Toni Morrison's therapeutic radicalism imbued her writing with a timbre that resonates across time and place

Toni Morrison’s prose is also an engagement with the ways in which the erosion of language, autonomy, tradition, and community has profound implications for the psychological lives of black subjects

Remembering Toni Morrison: From Beloved to Jazz and The Bluest Eye, a look at the Nobel laureate's best works
Life

Remembering Toni Morrison: From Beloved to Jazz and The Bluest Eye, a look at the Nobel laureate's best works

Morrison, who died at 88, created a lasting impact on readers as she explored the lives of African-Americans and the complexities of womanhood through her riveting, lyrical prose.