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Teju Cole Has Not Stopped Looking or Thinking

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Combining text and photographs, Cole seeks a combination of intuition, context, and moral intelligence. The post Teju Cole Has Not Stopped Looking or Thinking appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Shorties (An Interview with Arundhati Roy, New Music from The War on Drugs, and more)

The Nation interviewed author Arundhati Roy. Stream a new song by the War on Drugs. GQ interviewed author Teju Cole about travel. PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Steve Earle. Vogue profiled author Imbolo Mbue. Stream a new song by the Lemon Twigs....

Finding My Way into a New Form: An Interview with Teju Cole

I'm a citizen who is not a patriot.  I'm a citizen in the sense of being invested in what we owe each other. The post Finding My Way into a New Form: An Interview with Teju Cole appeared first on The Millions.

Steven Kasher Gallery opens Teju Cole's first solo exhibition in New York

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

Steven Kasher Gallery is presenting the first solo exhibition in New York of acclaimed photographer, essayist and novelist Teju Cole. The exhibition accompanies the publication of Cole?s fourth volume, Blind Spot (Random House, 2017) with a foreword by Siri Hustvedt. Show More Summary

Books: Don Winslow, Teju Cole and a treat for Fathers Day

Big news as I’m writing this: Amazon purchased Whole Foods. Our business team is covering it here, if you’d like to read more. I’m Carolyn Kellogg, our books editor, with links to some of our stories this week. THE BIG STORY Don Winslow, author of “The Cartel” and other insightful thrillers about...

Teju Cole uses his camera and his writing to pry open the cities he visits in 'Blind Spot'

Teju Cole's latest work is a blend of text and image that adds up to more than the sum of its parts

Second Sight

Teju Cole—novelist, essayist, photographer, and photography critic—has crafted a body of work marked by a stunning subterranean unity. Reading any one of his books is like stumbling upon the exposed tip of a massive underground landmass, one that he’s spent the better part of a decade mapping but the entirety of which he has yet to image. Show More Summary

Teju Cole’s Incantations

In Blind Spot, Cole creates a space in which to notice himself noticing—he’s the third echo in the series, and invites us to stand in as the next—and the result is something richer and more ambiguous than we might have anticipated. The post Teju Cole’s Incantations appeared first on The Millions.

Nonfiction: Teju Cole Pairs Text and Image to Explore the Mysteries of the Ordinary

Teju Cole’s “Blind Spot” is a lyrical essay in photographs paired with texts.

A Yoruba tongue twister

Opolopo opolo ni ko mo pe opolopo eniyan l’opolo l’opolopo That means “many frogs do not know that many people are intelligent.” That is from Teju Cole, Known and Strange Things, a book of essays. And here is yet a further update on Nigerian plastic rice. The post A Yoruba tongue twister appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

What Images Of Flowers Have To Do With International Politics (And, How To Recover Your Art When You're In Shock)

11 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Teju Cole takes note of Taryn Simon's work, and makes marching orders for our time: "We don’t turn to history because it is demonstrably relevant, and we don’t look at art only because it is monumental or beautiful."

The Möbius Strip of Remembering and Forgetting: Teju Cole on How the Paradox of Photography Captures the Central Anxiety of Existence

last yearHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Photography is at the nerve center of our paradoxical memorial impulses: we need it there for how it helps us frame our losses, but we can also sense it crowding in on ongoing experience, imposing closure on what should still be open."

Teju Cole on knowns, unknowns and 'Known and Strange Things'

Teju Cole delights in following his curiosity to unexpected places. He is lively, funny and more of a rambler than his concise writing would suggest, prone to amusing tangents — about, for instance, his ability to detect whether someone prefers Rihanna or Beyonce. “I am cool on the page and animated...

No Phonies Here

“Salinger’s Holden Caulfield made a distinction between writers you would like to call on the phone and those you wouldn’t care to talk to at all. Teju Cole belongs to the former group.” Year in Reading alum Aleksandar Hemon interviews Teju Cole. If you can’t get enough of Cole, we interviewed him, too. The post No Phonies Here appeared first on The Millions.

Book Notes - Teju Cole "Known and Strange Things"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Untangle the Knot

Over at The New York Times, Citizen author Claudia Rankine reviews Teju Cole’s new essay collection. As she puts it, “Cole attempts to untangle the knot of who or what belongs to us and to whom or what do we belong as artists, thinkers and, finally, human beings.” Pair with this Millions interview with Cole. The post Untangle the Knot appeared first on The Millions.

Trump, a Fable

Teju Cole writes a fable on Donald Trump at The New Inquiry. You could pair it with our review of Trump: The Novel. The post Trump, a Fable appeared first on The Millions.

Claudia Rankine Notes the Influence of Poets on Teju Cole in His New Book of Essays

Claudia Rankine reviews Teju Coles’s new book of essays, Known and Strange Things (Random House), for the New York Times. “Cole shares [Harold] Bloom’s interest in the fraught and burdened relationship writers and artists have to our ancestors,” writes Rankine, “and he seeks to answer yet another question: How does the imagination cross and recross […]

Teju Cole’s Essays Build Connections Between African and Western Art

In Teju Cole’s essays in “Known and Strange Things,” imagination crosses and recrosses boundaries.

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