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We Are All In Terrible Danger: Reflections Six Weeks into Russia’s Assault on Ukraine

In 2019, when we were putting together a special issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review called What Does Europe Want Now?, we were especially concerned that a global resurgence of authoritarianism threatened the European project itself. My introduction to that issue suggested “good literature,” which rejects “the kinds of easy platitudes populists and salesmen offer in exchange for votes …

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Poison In The Air

Accompanying the launch of Decades of Fire: New Writing from the Middle East and North Africa, a special Spring issue of MQR dedicated to the documentation of political, social, and cultural transformations of the past three decades, MQR Online is featuring additional non-fiction, poetry, and fiction not available in the print issue. We have gathered work …

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Rodin’s L’Adieu

In December 1905, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a letter to Arthur Holitscher describing Auguste Rodin, “a wise and great man,” and Rilke’s encounters with the sculptor. Published below is an excerpt from Rilke’s letter on Rodin and a new, original poem by Dan Gerber, “Rodin’s L’Adieu.” The poem takes it name from one of Rodin’s …

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