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How Lonely Sits The City, Part II

“The idea of a “ruin aesthetic” has been resolvable for few, and problematic for many. To believe that such a thing exists seems at once to be an act of fetishization and ennoblement. I am convinced that the ways in which we perceive ruinscapes can have (and have had) tangible consequences, although the nature of these repercussions is contingent on the time in which the particular ruinsite exists.” Continue reading

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How Lonely Sits The City, Part I

Why do ruins appeal to us? This question, which will guide the two essays that compose this series, is more central to our understanding of history and aesthetics than we may at first believe. Our perception of any one ruin and its moral and cultural consequences are inextricably connected to its geographic and temporal coordinates. Our imagination of ruinscape, whether individual or collective, depends not only on who we are, but also where and when we are. Continue reading

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Nasslit Presents: Art and Ekphrasis in New York City

The Nassau Literary Review is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City! Continue reading

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It Be What? Figuring Out “What I Be”

What I Be? Photography by Steve Rosenfeld  There are faces, expressions, declarations– “I am not my–distance/emotions/ethnicity”– and bold black ink scrawled on skin– “I will judge you/ Not just the goofy kid/ Wallflower.”  Yet the very first thing I noticed … Continue reading

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Launch Party Instagram Competition

The Nassau Literary Review held an Instagram competition at the recent launch party. We are happy to announce the winner and runner-up! Continue reading

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