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Bodies in Literature

What kinds of reading, writing, and translation occur in relation to and between bodies? Nine writers explore the contours—and limits—of the human form on the page. 

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LAURA RUIZ MONTES 42
YIN LICHUAN 43
NAJWA ALI 44
ZSUZSA TAKÁCS 46
JOSHUA BENNETT 48
NAUSHEEN EUSUF 50
JIM PASCUAL AGUSTIN 51
ZSOLT LÁNG 52
LORENZA RONZANO 54 

Curated and introduced by Sara Wilson

With additional online exclusives by Farid Tali, Frank Paino, Dipika Mukherjee, Zsolt Láng, and Lorenza Ronzano

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  • Portrait of Wally Neuzil
       By Zsuzsa Takács
    Egon Schiele, Portrait of Wally Neuzil, 1912, oil on wood (32 x 39.8 cm). © 2015 Leopold Museum, Wien, Austria. www.leopoldmuseum.org/en/leopoldcollection/masterpieces/33 On Vision Wally...
  • Gun illustration. Photo by Andrew Toskin.
       By Joshua Bennett
    Photo by Andrew Toskin    Still Life with Toy Gun for Tamir Rice and John Crawford III after the after-party empties both of its fists the seven of us gather like a murderof crows to loose...
  • Giulia Riccobono,Thanatos (2008), Rome
       By Farid Tali
    Giulia Riccobono, Thanatos (2008), Rome Farid Tali’s Prosopopoeia is a work of postmodern elegy comprising narrative chapters that alternate with dense, lyr...
  • Lorenza Ronzano
       By Anne Greeott
    Lorenza Rozano. Photo: AP Lorenza Ronzano lives in Alessandria, Italy, where she works as an existential therapist for the psychiatric ward of a hospital. Zolfo...
  • Adam and Eve, by Gail Caulfield, Villa Montalvo (Italy)
       By Frank Paino
    Adam and Eve,by Gail Caulfield, Villa Montalvo (Italy) Genesis 2: 18–22 After a while, the glitter began to fade, the way a bright star, regarded full-o...
  • Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia
    In this story written in response to current events in Malaysia, a writer confronts the doppelgänger intended to silence her political speech. The Petronas Towers in Malaysia. Ph...
  • Voyager
       By Zsolt Láng
    The Voyager Space Probe passing Jupiter. Image generated with Celestia; 3D model by ElChristou  Beginning with the Voyager space launch and moving through explorations...
  • Roasted Lover Thighs illustration by Marla Johnson
       By Zsolt Láng
    Illustration by Marla Johnson In this page from his cookbook, one of most original writers in the Hungarian language imagines an unexpected solution for the unfaithful husband. Rózs...

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