“I’d always felt frustrated by books that made things simpler than I’d found them to be. Even writing English papers as a college student, you’re supposed to sound like you know what you’re talking about. But so often I didn’t–I didn’t even know what I meant. But I knew that. So I began to explore language that expressed the groping way I thought, mixing uncertainty and mistakes with bursts of insight. I found that this was the way to just sound human.”
by Juhi Singhal Karan
Books come and go out of fashion regularly, and literary tastes are as much subject to the tides of time as anything else. This month we feature five books that were thankfully rescued from oblivion and that found their way back to the reading public.
by Jessica Levine
In retrospect, I see the nine years I spent working on my Ph.D. as a similar kind of detour, a quest for a lineage that might give me a right to speak.