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Environmental book worm: 5 books to read in the climate crisis

Environment, climate, and nature-related literature is becoming increasingly popular, as writers, activists and academics attempt to grapple with the complexity and scale of the climate and ecological crises we face. From personal rewilding to systemic environmental injustices and everything in between, these 5 books tackle different aspects of the crisis we find ourselves in today, Read More…

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Review: ”The Discomfort of Evening” – a Freudian pastoral

In the run-up to the International Booker Prize on May the 19th, The Oxford Blue is keeping you up to speed with reviews of the shortlisted novels. ‘‘Name a single Dutch author.’’ At this question my otherwise far better-read Oxford friends go blank. It is not an oversight on their part: Dutch literature has been Read More…

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Not What She Intended: a review of American Dirt

I’ve read books better written than Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt. Some were more eloquent, others more compelling, and others more believable. I’ve read immigrant stories less transparently inauthentic and seen pop culture phenomena less unapologetically shallow. But still, American Dirt was a first. I can’t claim to have read anything quite like it. And though Read More…