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Francesca Peacock is a Books and Arts contributor at The Spectator World.
The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li reviewed
By Francesca Peacock
A museum sells off a collection in favor of NFTs and virtual exhibitions
Her latest leaves us stranded between serious fiction and a particularly extreme Reddit forum
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell reviewed
His work exists on the boundary of abstraction and realism
When he wasn’t obsessing over pornography, he could be truly insightful and touching
Why do we find the dark side of sexuality so terrifying?
What are we missing out on in our endless pursuit of productivity?
The British could learn something from these impressive missionaries of literature
Who was she? Films like Blonde cast us into a hall of mirrors
Why are we so content to minimize and forget the work of translators?
Celebrations of her novel Mrs. Dalloway should be more raucous than they are
It’s a time of nostalgia, of seeking that which is perpetually, unrecoverably lost
The Hurting Kind by Ada Limón and My Grief, The Sun by Sanna Wani reviewed
The gender fiction gap isn’t as modern as we think
Ocean Vuong’s immature poetry
Time for Jack Kerouac to hit the road
Why don’t men read novels?
Don’t cancel John Donne’s poetry
A quiet delight
Ilya Kaminsky’s poetry in a time of war
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.