Daniel Bristow discusses a seminal new book on Clarissa and theories of Tragedy from Lacan and Benjamin to Nietzsche and Hölderlin.
Mike Cormack on a long history of a family from the Opium Wars to the present day.
Joel Swann’s epic series of 21 reviews of poetry published in Hong Kong continues with Kim Hyesoon’s short collection.
Beverly Ngai reviews new historical fiction, exploring the oppressive patriarchy of 1930s Shanghai.
MH discusses children in the US prison system, the racial biases evident in incarceration patterns and the idea of a world without prisons.
Derick Varn explores musical poetry.
Marcel Krueger confesses his cowardice over finding himself lost on a woodland trail.
Angus Reoch considers the dominance of empathy within capitalist ethics.