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‘To me, it offers a particular emotional experience – something like joyful grief’

By Laura McLean-Ferris

‘I started to read Mayröcker’s work obsessively. She became one of the few writers whose every written word I have read’

By Hans Ulrich Obrist

‘By its closing scenes, I felt compelled to stand up and clap’

By Yung Ma

‘Boom obsesses over every element of design – including the textures and scents of her books, as well as their appearance’

By Alice Rawsthorn

To celebrate the publication of Neil Tennant's collected lyrics, Michael Bracewell pays homage to the pop group 

By Michael Bracewell
Neil Tennant, left, and Chris Lowe from the band Pet Shop Boys, 1993. Courtesy: Getty Images; photograph: Steve Pyke

To celebrate the publication of Neil Tennant’s collected lyrics, Michael Bracewell reflects on one of the great synth-pop groups 

By Michael Bracewell

Found first in the pages of NME, an homage to the critic who brought an antic traduction of high French theory to the study of contemporar

By Brian Dillon

Before ‘fake news’ and the turn against Facebook, painter David Salle remembers a book that predicted how the media sphere would shatter

By David Salle

In praise of the inventive brilliance of the late Guy Davenport 

By Pablo Larios