Articles by Emily Tamkin

August 4, 2016

Making Strange: On Laura Vapnyar’s ‘Still Here’ 0

Vapnyar shows us America, the beautiful and absurd, managing to satirize it without ever losing sympathy for the people living in it.

November 5, 2015

A Great Russian Novel for Our Time: On Ludmila Ulitskaya’s ‘The Big Green Tent’ 1

It isn’t that Russian intellectualism was a blazing flame that has recently been blown out. Rather, it has always been composed of mere embers, flickering, somehow, despite everything.