Rewinding Helen DeWitt

Published to tremendous acclaim in 2000 but out of print for much of the past decade, Helen DeWitt’s massive novel The Last Samurai is being reissued this month by New Directions. With any luck, the acclaim for DeWitt’s 2011 tragicomisexual satire Lightning Rods will encourage readers to return to this unjustly forgotten big book of the turn of the 21st century. If they do, they’ll discover that it’s surprisingly relevant to the way we consume art today, the perfect novel for the age of streaming. How do we control our media? How does it control us? Continue reading at 'Slate'

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Helen Macdonald’s ‘Vesper Flights’ — like ‘H Is for Hawk’ — is a beautiful, poignant celebration of the natural world

These 41 essays tell another type of nature story, one that asks readers to see the natural world as something other than a reflection of themselves. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Helen Macdonald | 'When I start writing [an essay], it always feels like a kind of puzzle'

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Parakeet Brings out the Delightfully Weird, Unexpectedly Wise Side of Marie-Helene Bertino, by Taylor Hickney

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In 'Vesper Flights,' Helen Macdonald Gets Topical

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Helen Monks Takhar | 'I started to get really angry about the hate narrative against Millennials in the mainstream press'

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