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Imagined Genres in “All My Mother’s Lovers” – Chicago Review of Books

A third of the way through Ilana Masad’s All My Mother’s Lovers, Maggie Krause, our protagonist, prepares to leave her father and...

A Duet of Literacies in “This Man and Music” – Chicago Review of Books

That there are links between music and literature is not a new or original notion. In both, one finds meaning and messages in...

Hey, I’m Teaching A Two-Hour Class Next Week – Chicago Review of Books

As you may have heard, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a significant dip in advertising for digital publications. The Chicago Review of Books...

8 Thrilling Horror Stories You Can Read Online Right Now – Chicago Review of Books

As the days blend together and our minds wander, many of us are looking for gripping reads that can hold our attention. While...

Young Climate Activists and the Language of God in “A Children’s Bible” – Chicago Review of Books

Burning Worlds is Amy Brady’s monthly column dedicated to examining how contemporary literature interrogates issues of climate change, in partnership with Yale Climate Connections. Subscribe...

“The Equivalents” Explores Feminism Through Five Creative Lives – Chicago Review of Books

Women’s fight for equality is an old song. From Susan B. Anthony to Margaret Sanger to the #MeToo era, the struggle for equal...

Intimate, Daily Mundanities in “Drifts” – Chicago Review of Books

Early in Drifts, the narrator wonders: “How to fold time into a book?” How to write both the “full and the fleeting sensations....

Lavish Abundance in “Latitudes of Longing”

At fourteen years old I was assigned Paolo Coelho’s landmark novel The Alchemist for summer reading. I threw it on my bed in...

Mourning and Reminiscing in “So Forth” – Chicago Review of Books

Upon initial inspection, the title of Rosanna Warren’s latest collection of poetry, So Forth, might seem like the self-deprecating wave of a too-weary...

Fragility, Fear, and Family in “The Prettiest Star” – Chicago Review of Books

What happens when a son returns home and he’s sick with the most feared disease of our time? This is the question at...