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Literature

Words from a Wider World: Julián Fuks

Julián Fuks, one of Brazil’s rising literary talents, has won or been nominated for a clutch of prestigious prizes and seen his work translated into more than 10 languages. His novel, Resistance, is an examination of family, identity, belonging and different forms of exile.

[Lucy Ives] Cosmogony

An energetic, witty collection of stories where the supernatural meets the anomalies of everyday life–deception, infidelity, lost cats, cute memes, amateur pornography, and more.

The Poet

The Transcendentalists were sufficiently close, both geographically and philosophically, to the anesthetic revolution that their recordings of their encounters and experiments are hardly surprising.

Prostitute, writer, feminist: Grisélidis Réal

Prostitute, writer, artist, trafficker, convict, feminist: Grisélidis Réal was an eternal cursed lover. Correspondence and interviews make it possible to (re) discover this figure of the literature.

Extract from ‘A Season with Verona’

Incanto Hellas Verona vinci per noi! I still remember my amazement when I first heard myself shouting those words. “Hellas Verona, win for us.” It’s a kind of liturgy. Next you yell: Hellas Verona segni per noi! I yell it with…

Alberto Savinio – Tragedy of Childhood

Childhood — a continuous wave of revolution, systematically crushed by those reactionaries, the “grown ups.” A tireless revolution and never disappointed, because it has no inkling of the defeat in store for it. The rear guard does not see the…

Robert Walser: Turkey? No, thank you

At the same time, the publisher Samuel Fischer had called Robert and asked him: ‘Do you want to go to Poland and write some things on this trip? ” – Robert:’ What for? I like Berlin much!’ – “You may…

[Allen B. Ruch] The Crimson Hexagon: Books Borges Never Wrote

Jorge Luis Borges: blindness. Tango poetry. blindness. Tango poetry. The composition of vast books is a laborious and impoverishing extravagance. To go on for five hundred pages developing an idea whose perfect oral exposition is possible in a few minutes!…

[Virginia Woolf] – Craftsmanship

…Words,English words, are full of echoes, of memories, of associations. They have been out and about, on people’s lips, in their houses, in the streets, in the fields, for so many centuries. And that is one of the chief difficulties…