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"For Critical Times" draws out nine gems from our Critical Theory and Philosophy section, which has produced some of the most popular pieces LARB has published to date. Is it because these writers tease out and diagnose what ails society today? Or is it that keen minds love a good controversy, and our critical theorists aren't afraid to stir one up? We publish, you decide.

Featured articles:

Arne De Boever: "Introduction"
Bruce Robbins: "Europe on the Brink: Habermas and the Currency Crisis"
Olivia Harrison: "Judith Butler and the Cause of the Other"
Maggie Nelson: "Finishing Touches: Eve Kosofsky Sedgewick's The Weather in Proust"
Adam Kotsko: "How to Read Žižek"
Brian Hanrahan: "For Future Friends of Walter Benjamin"
Dora Zhang: "The Sideways Gaze: Roland Barthes's Travels in China"
Rebecca Ariel Porte: "The Zany, the Cute, and the Interesting: Sianne Ngai's Our Aesthetic Categories"
Peggy Kamuf: Life in Storage: "Of Capitalism and A&E's Storage Wars"

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Ebook Los Angeles Review of Books - Digital Editions: For Critical Times read Online! Maggie Nelson is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, many of which have become cult classics defying categorization. Her nonfiction titles include the National Book Critics Circle Award winner and New York Times bestseller The Argonauts (Graywolf Press, 2015), The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (Norton, 2011; a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), Bluets (Wave Books, 2009; named by Bookforum as one of the top 10 best books of the past 20 years), The Red Parts (Free Press, 2007; reissued by Graywolf, 2016), and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (U of Iowa Press, 2007). Her poetry titles include Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull, 2005; finalist for the PEN/ Martha Albrand Art of the Memoir). In 2016 she was awarded a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. She has also been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, an NEA in Poetry, an Innovative Literature Fellowship from Creative Capital, and an Arts Writers Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation. She writes frequently on art, including recent catalogue essays on Carolee Schneemann and Matthew Barney. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and has taught literature, writing, art, criticism and theory at the New School, Pratt Institute, and Wesleyan University. For 12 years she taught in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts; in fall 2017 she will join the faculty of USC. She currently lives in Los Angeles.



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