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N+1 Number Eleven: Dual Power (n+1 #11)
by Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Kent Russell, Luc Boltanski, Benjamin Kunkel, Nicholas Dames, Amanda Claybaugh, Andrew Jacobs, Emily Witt , more…Gemma Sieff …less
Our eleventh issue features an investigation into the cult of Cambridge poet J. H. Prynne, a short history of Argentina, notes on the uprisings in the Middle East and Midwest, and a memoir of two brothers, one of whom went to Afghanistan. It also features debut fiction and a memoir of working with Bourdieu on a "fanzine for sociology."
Kindle Edition, 220 pages
(first published 2011)
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I first discovered n+1 thanks to César. I skimmed through a couple issues while staying at his place in Austin, and it was enough to persuade me to pick up the latest issue last week in New York. I have mixed feelings about the journal, and they probably reflect the mixed feelings I have about myself. Like any good curation of content, you turn back the cover and you seem to enter a clandestine club of the chosen ones: clever contributing authors who set out from East Coast liberal arts and Ivy ...more
Another solid issue. My favorite pieces included "Wall of Sound" (on musical aesthetics), "That Room in Cambridge" (on obscure British poetry and life as a student of it), and "Egypt Notebook" (obvious). The fiction was lacking in this issue, but as with the previous issue it was the combination of different types of content, with the common denominator of quality writing, that kept me carefully reading on.
Yelena Akhtiorskaya was born in Odessa, Ukraine in 1985 and immigrated to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn at age 7. She holds an MFA from Columbia University. She is the recipient of a Posen Fellowship in Fiction for emerging Jewish writers, and her writing has appeared in n+1, The New Republic, Electric Literature, Tablet, Triple Canopy and elsewhere. She lives in New York City.More about Yelena Akhtiorskaya...
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