neighborhood, our village, our town, our state, our history, our beaches, our apples, our army… are mightier, prettier, tastier, richer, more meaningful, more special, more courageous than those of the rest of the world.
A Giddy Lurch into Chaos: China Mieville on Brexit, Writing Books as Video Games, and Lachrymose Europhilia
At the time of the discussion, the tenor of the mainstream pro-Remain discourse – with honourable and important exceptions, most of which were and are clear-sightedly and with a heavy heart more anti-anti-Remain than pro–was to my mind at a particularly politically and tactically dunderheaded pitch, and this is reflected in my remarks. I stand by this critique.
SELMA ASOTIĆ is a bilingual poet from Sarajevo. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in EuropeNow, The Well Review, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. She is the co-founder and co-editor of BONA, a Sarajevo-based magazine for feminist theory and art. She is currently pursuing an
Benjamin Paloff guest edited MQR’s Fall 2019 Europe Issue, and introduces the issue with the following essay. I spent Election Night 2016 in a tense information blackout high above the Atlantic. My wife, Megan, was seated next to me, and my colleague Ewa, with whom
Featuring Essays by Jenny Erpenbeck, Elaine van der Geld, Jamal Mahjoub, and Eleni Theodoropoulos. Fiction by Mauro Covacich, Anzhelina Polonskaya, Dario Voltolini, and Mohit Manohar. Poetry by Jerzy Ficowski, Ken Babstock, H.L. Hix, GK Tewari, and Marianne Chan. And Translations by Mira Rosenthal, Ottilie Mulzet, Andrew Wachtel, and Marino D’Orazio