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October 2020

Global Warnings: Writing on Climate and the Environment, I

Image: Francisco de la Mora, from "Liberty and Hope"

As extremes of weather become the norm and the earth continues its relentless warming, we present international writing on climate change and the environment. Iceland's Andri Saer Magnason offers a moving eulogy for his country’s vanishing glaciers. Ariadna Castellarnau follows a man with the gift of water and his sullen daughter as they try to rescue a village from drought. Climate writer Amy Brady considers how literature can prompt action. Duanwad Pimwana reveals one possible result of cavalier attitudes toward accumulation and disposal. And Francisco de la Mora’s graphic fiction depicts the Statue of Liberty and Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer mourning their mutual losses. 

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Book Reviews

What Turned Mexico Into a ‘Visceraless’ State? Cristina Rivera Garza Has a Few Ideas

Reviewed by Jeremy Klemin

In "Grieving," a collection of essays spanning over a decade, the talented author attempts to explain how her nation succumbed to a project that uses its citizens as "cannon fodder in exchange for maximum profit."

In ‘The Death of Comrade President,’ A Sophisticated Portrait of a Country in Crisis

Reviewed by Kevin Canfield

Mabanckou imbues his narrative with the qualities of a minor epic, placing his young protagonist at the heart of a frightening yet wry tale about politics and murder, family and loyalty, necessary lies and storytelling itself.

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