Despite their dense population, these short stories illustrate cities can be deeply lonely, which contributes to the mental health crisis.
Love poetry tells us how love makes one look at the world through a new lens, giving us enthusiasm for even the most trivial of things.
In a patriarchal society, what does literature have to say about the dark side of female desire? A look at two recent examples.
Through its multiple points of view, literature brings to us the side of history that dictators tried to erase from collective memory.
On finding solace as a child through the honest and challenging depictions of family in Jacqueline Wilson's books.
While women were once only the victim in mystery novels, contemporary crime fiction gives female characters the complexity they deserve.
When literature of the past speaks to the reality of contemporary India.
Mahmoud Darwish is a poet who encapsulates the experiences of Palestinians, tracing themes of exile, freedom, and dislocation.
The romance genre has done a lot to show us the many ways to experience love. Here's what literary fiction has added to the conversation.
In Japanese folklore, cats are the symbols of good luck and are said to have protective powers, but how has this image changed over time?