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  • 31 Jan 2022
    Dennis Denisoff

    Why did Americans envision Oscar Wilde as a mushroom?

    Why, in 1882, did Harper’s Weekly publish a cartoon by Thomas Nast depicting Oscar Wilde as a mushroom? The question is one that marks the crucial influence of British decadence on the shape of modern ecological thought. The spores of this story appear as early as 1871, when critic Thomas Maitland (aka Robert Buchanan) turned […]

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  • 25 Mar 2009

    "Grammar and Style!" Beckett in Translation

    Writing for Harper’s Magazine, critic Wyatt Mason examines Samuel Beckett in translation, musing over several bits, including one of Beckett’s letters, translated from German and featured in The Letters of Samuel Beckett. This letter seems to catch the eye of every reviewer that reads it, and it’s easy to see why. “It is indeed getting […]

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  • 10 Jul 2007

    Six Questions for Joost Hiltermann

    Harper’s Magazine has just recently posted “Six Questions for Joost Hiltermann.”  Hiltermann is the author of our new book A Poisonous Affair: America, Iraq, and the Gassing of Halabja.  It’s a powerful examination of the Iraqi chemical attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja in 1988 and the ramifications that we’re still dealing with today.Joost […]

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