The Ukrainian cities of Odesa and Kharkiv take the spotlight in World Literature Today’s latest city issue, in which poets, novelists, playwrights, artists, journalists, editors, photographers, translators, and culture workers offer glimpses into their daily lives since the Russian invasion of February 2022. Other highlights include essays, fiction, and poetry from all over the world; plus, lively interviews and recommended reading lists as well as more than two dozen reviews of new books.

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August 16, 2022
A photo of Salman Rushdie juxtaposed with the cover to his book The Satanic Verses
Andrew Martino
Reflecting on the recent attack on Salman Rushdie, Andrew Martino asks, “What does the attack on Rushdie tell us about ourselves, about our relationship to literature and writers?”
August 15, 2022
A photograph of three ornately lacquered eggs resting in wooden stands
Thea Swanson
A writer uses a step-by-step guide as a mode of recounting her past pains as an American Orthodox priest’s wife, then comes full circle to the present as she grapples with her powerlessness yet again, only this time in witnessing...

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