Volume 87 No. 6, November 2013

“Writing the Great Recession,” a portfolio devoted to international working-class writing, headlines the November 2013 issue of WLT, featuring essays, poetry, and fiction from Australia, England, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, Poland, and the US. Additional highlights include interviews with Álvaro Enrigue (Mexico) and Alexis Jenni (France) as well as Andrew Piper’s essay on electronic reading. An exciting mix of other poetry, fiction, and book reviews rounds out the issue.

Table of Contents

Writing the Great Recession

16 American Working-class Poets

In Every Issue

  • “So Who Has Time to Read? Mediterranean Blue-collar Noir, Part 2” by J. Madison Davis


  • “A Single Drop of Blood” by Alexis Jenni
  • “The History Teacher” by Anzhelina Polonskaya


  • “Reinventing Spanish as a Literary Language: A Conversation with Álvaro Enrigue” by Peter Constatine
  • “All Things French (in Love and War): An Interview with Alexis Jenni” by Dinah Assouline Stillman


  • “Tom Smithson Dead in His Garret” by José Manuel Cardona
  • Three Poems by Juan Gelman
  • “The Donegal Hock” by James McManus
  • Two poems by Anzhelina Polonskaya
  • Four Poems by Ludwig Steinherr
  • “If I Were” by Sybil Volks
  • by Ludwig Steinherr


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