NONFICTION / QUOTATIONS


Only Too Much Is Enough

MICHAEL PEPPIATT














Peppiatt offers a window into the experiences and emotional intelligence of this great artist.

NEW STATESMAN



NONFICTION / PHILOSOPHY


Treason of the Intellectuals

JULIEN BENDA














Benda’s book is the great twentieth-century defense of intellectual integrity. It has become extraordinarily timely again at a moment when social criticism often routes itself through the particular loyalties of racial, religious, and national identity.

––David Bromwich





PHILOSOPHY / POLITICS


Where Are We Now?

GIORGIO AGAMBEN












Agamben is right that our rulers will use every opportunity to consolidate their power, especially in times of crisis. That coronavirus is being exploited to strengthen mass-surveillance infrastructure is no secret.

––Marco D’Eramo, NEW LEFT REVIEW






POETRY


Ruins

GABRIELE TINTI













The characters Gabriele Tinti draws from the Greek myths, the muses, the slaves, enable ‘the actor’ to inhabit the essential struggle of what it is to be human, like a Noh play, doomed to repetition and the transcendence gained from it, to be human under the burning sun, which both gives life and destroys...

—Marton Csokas






ART


A Breath

AVIGDOR ARIKHA














I met Arikha for the first time in 2009. When I looked at the paintings hanging on the wall of his house or standing on the floor of his studio, I knew with absolute certainty that I was facing the greatest living painter.

Giorgio Agamben




ERIS