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  • Giulia Riccobono,Thanatos (2008), Rome
    Giulia Riccobono, Thanatos (2008), Rome Farid Tali’s Prosopopoeia is a work of postmodern elegy comprising narrative chapters that alternate with dense, lyrical prose poems. In the nonlinear narrative...
  • Lorenza Ronzano
    Lorenza Rozano. Photo: AP Lorenza Ronzano lives in Alessandria, Italy, where she works as an existential therapist for the psychiatric ward of a hospital. Zolfo (Sulfur), her first novel, was nominated in the...
  • Adam and Eve, by Gail Caulfield, Villa Montalvo (Italy)
    Adam and Eve,by Gail Caulfield, Villa Montalvo (Italy) Genesis 2: 18–22 After a while, the glitter began to fade, the way a bright star, regarded full-on, becomes the ghost of itself behind the...
  • Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia
    In this story written in response to current events in Malaysia, a writer confronts the doppelgänger intended to silence her political speech. The Petronas Towers in Malaysia. Photo by carlosgvila/Pixabay Maya Chin,...
  • Voyager
    The Voyager Space Probe passing Jupiter. Image generated with Celestia; 3D model by ElChristou  Beginning with the Voyager space launch and moving through explorations of touch, Hungarian writer Zsolt Láng examines...
  • Roasted Lover Thighs illustration by Marla Johnson
    Illustration by Marla Johnson In this page from his cookbook, one of most original writers in the Hungarian language imagines an unexpected solution for the unfaithful husband. Rózsika Baly’s cookbook instructs us that, if we...
  • Gasp graffiti on side of a rail car. Photo by Cranky Messiah/Flickr
    Photo by Cranky Messiah/Flickr                                                             If you don’t gasp, find somewhere else to live.– Vladimir Ivanovich Dal  I knew that editors were the bane of the human race, but...
  • Tahel Frosh. Photo by Alon Porat
    Tahel Frosh. Photo by Alon Porat הרי ספרד אֲנִי כּוֹתֶבֶת אֶת מַה שֶּׁלֹּא יִתָּכֵן כִּי יֵשׁ מִי שֶׁמְּדַבְּרִים עַל כֶּסֶף בְּאִינְטִימִיוּת מִי שֶׁמַּעֲבִירִים בִּזְרָמִים חוּשָׁנִיִּים כֶּסֶף שֶׁלְּעוֹלָם לֹא אֲקַבֵּל וַאֲנִי מַקְשִׁיבָה...
  • Ranxerox
    After meeting at a short-fiction conference, Adnan Mahmutović and Lucy Durneen began talking to one another about his childhood love of comics and his efforts to preserve them during the Bosnian War (1992–95). Durneen encouraged Mahmutović to...
  • The Firebird by Saikat Majumdar
    In late-twentieth-century India, a boy whose mother is a stage actress grows up in a traumatic relationship with a viscerally compelling but dying art form—commercial theatre.  The sprawling stone turrets of the temple spread out against...

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