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The frieze editors recommend medieval feminist experimental fiction, 1930s socialist tracts and the latest sci-fi

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Three new books – from T. Fleischmann, Kathryn Scanlan and Anne Walsh – make a case for the importance of intimacy

By Emily LaBarge

In her new memoir, the poet asks whether art has a purpose beyond representation

By Diana Hamilton

Amy Fung’s new essay collection is an infuriated breakup letter to the art world

By Mitch Speed

Her lyrical, haunting novel Celestial Bodies exposes the global forces that preclude literary value from flowing in both directions

By Sarah Jilani

A new book by Jay David Bolter chronicles the demise of cultural gatekeeping

By Houman Barekat

Snapchat guru Nathan Jurgenson’s new book argues that our surfeit of images has ushered in a new way of existing in the world

By Daniel Penny

Beatriz Colomina’s latest book, X-Ray Architecture, argues that the spaces and technologies of the sanatorium gave rise to the modern movement’s iconic forms

By Thomas McMullan

On the emergence of transgender literature

By Juliet Jacques

Somewhere between prose poem and novel, the author’s second book channels the polluted landscapes and xenophobic discourse of contemporary Britain

By Tom Overton
César Aira, Birthday, 2019. Courtesy: New Directions Publishing, New York

Newly published in the US, ‘Birthday’ sees the Argentinian writer at his most personal – and vulnerable

By Steven Zultanski

‘History is full of people who just didn’t,’ reads the first line of her riveting opening essay, which also serves as a sort of statement of intent

By Negar Azimi