Read Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times Online Free - Radical Hope is a collection of letters--to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged--written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists. Provocative and inspiring, Radical Hope offers readers a kaleidoscopic view of the love and courage needed to navigate this time of upheaval, uncertainty, and fear, in view of the recent US presidential election.
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May 11, 2017
Like many, author Carolina de Robertis was overcome with fear, a new President had been elected. Worried about the civil rights of many, people of color, different sexual orientation , different religions, she put in a call for action. She reached out to fellow writers, asking for love letters, l...
March 12, 2017
If you read only one book this year please, please make it Radical Hope by Carolina De Robertis. Radical Hope is composed of individual letters written in a variety of tones: tender, analytical, impassioned, hopeful, deeply personal, and much more. The collection of these love letters are written...
April 23, 2017
I was attracted to Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times because of the outstanding contributors, including Junot Díaz, Lisa See, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Jane Smiley, and Celeste Ng. A firm believer that writers are the key to maintaining society's highest aspirations, I hoped t...
April 24, 2017
I’m not American, but I did follow the electoral goings-on with a mixture of horror and dismay. And dramatic political upheavals are not limited to the US of A – a brief glance at the news will reveal that bigotry and corruption have gotten a stranglehold in countries across the globe.
So when I s...
January 28, 2018
To be quite honest, when I read the introduction and understood the seed for this book - That fateful election day in November 2016 when everyone sane lamented the brief death of sanity and reason in this world - I judged it a bit. Yes, we live in trying times, but it surely is not apocalyptic. I...
January 17, 2018
full review - to come
I'd recommend. I foresee myself reading Radical Hope when I'm depressed about our current political climate in the U.S.. Favorite contributions: Mona Eltahawy, Karen Joy Fowler, Francisco Goldman, Kate Schatz. Aya De Leon, Jeff Chang,
Question for anyone who read this book:...
July 02, 2017
Like any collection I liked some of these entries more than others but I appreciated the sentiments all the authors shared. This was a great sipping collection. Read one at a time as a pick-me-up is needed.
August 24, 2017
Forever keeping this in my office. A book full of love, hope, and a call to action - read this if you need a reminder that people can still fight to be good and true. (junot diaz and celeste ng's letters are perfect, as usual)
May 22, 2017
You want this anthology.
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May 14, 2017
These letters are written in the months directly after Trump's election. Some are to historical figures, some are to future beings (grandchildren who are babies, etc.) They help each writer specify their beliefs in the context of the person they are addressing.
Something about the letter format wi...