Case Studies

A critic tracks herself
Margo Jefferson

Reclaiming Tituba

The real story behind Arthur Miller's character
Winsome Pinnock

A Faceless Compass

Johannesburg’s haunted streets
Ivan Vladislavić

Remembering Benares

The city that inspired The Romantics
Pankaj Mishra

The Rest of the Story

Remembering childhood
Carolyn Forché

The Path to "River See"

How improvisation and ancestry shape a playwright's work
Sharon Bridgforth

The desire to give up and quit has been the fuel that’s not just kept me going but also somehow obliged me to keep slogging away.

Geoff Dyer On not having a career

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