Michelle Kuo

Michelle Kuo is a writer and lawyer. She is working on a book, to be published by Random House. She teaches at the American University of Paris.


I Dare Not: The Muted Style of Writer in Exile Ha Jin

As a new generation of Chinese writer-exiles settles in the West, we wonder whether Jin’s flat, alienating style will come to be regarded as a kind of artifact, a self-preserving fossil of the trauma generated by those who witnessed the mixture of real and manufactured emotion that fueled a collective mania....

Scientology: The Mystery Sandwich

AFTER FINISHING ANNA KARENINA IN 1877, Leo Tolstoy turned his attention away from creating worlds on the page to creating something ...

Marilynne Robinson and the Miraculous Privilege of Existence