Articles by Tatjana Soli

April 30, 2010

Legacy of a Photo 3

What is the legacy of a famous photo from the Vietnam War, or of any of the recent wartime pictures of Afghanistan or Iraq? Do they have a strong enough impact to raise a call to action? Or has society become desensitized, avoiding that which causes moral discomfort, or, more chillingly, have we become aesthetic consumers of such imagery?

March 12, 2010

Unaccommodated Man: Robert Stone’s Fun With Problems 7

Robert Stone is like the friend who orders a round of stiff drinks, holds your hand, and looks into the abyss with you.

February 11, 2010

The Writer Career Arc, or Why We Love the Susan Boyle Story 14

The idea is that the reader is interested in a rags-to-riches story, as if literary success were akin to winning the lottery, or better yet, being struck by lightning.