Books & Culture

A Little Life

Traversing the Depths of Friendship and Pain: A Review of Hanya Yanagihara's 'A Little Life

Wilbur Greene
Aug 17, 2023
3 min read
Photo by Emilie Bryde Bang-Jensen

Every so often, a book comes along that transcends the usual boundary between reader and text. It becomes more than a collection of printed words on a page; it transforms into a deep, visceral experience. Hanya Yanagihara’s magnum opus, “A Little Life,” is one such book. It is a gargantuan narrative that challenges, provokes, and ultimately changes the reader, exploring the profound complexities of human existence with an unfaltering, yet compassionate gaze.

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