• A "Caution: Wet Floor" sits on a beach and is enveloped by the tide
       By Yahia Lababidi
    February 24, 2021 | Yahia Lababidi
    Photo by Oscar Sutton / Unsplash During quarantine, a poet, essayist, and aphorist returns to the aphorism, the “sushi of literature.” If life has placed you on probation, best to pro...
  • The cover to Andrew Hui's A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter superimposed over an ancient Chinese text
    August 20, 2019 | Willis Goth Regier
    Zhu Xi 朱熹 (1130–1200 CE), “How to Read” 論語集注, in Sishu jizhu 四書集注, Sibu beiyao edition (National University of Singapore) In A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter (Princ...
  • An immigrant in the Dulles International Airpot, Jan. 28, 2017.
    February 6, 2017 | Yahia Lababidi
    Geoff Livingston, “America Is a Land of Immigrants,” Dulles International Airport, January 28, 2017 Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal used to say that he drew his worldview from a dry cleaner’s slip he cam...
  • Portrait of Giacomo Leopardi by A. Ferrazzi
    October 6, 2014 | Willis Goth Regier
    Portrait of Giacomo Leopardi (1798–1837) by A. Ferrazzi(Casa Leopardi, Recanati, Italy, 1820). Source: Wikipedia. A review of Zibaldone, by Giacomo Leopardi. Ed. Michael Caesar...
  • Karla Gruodis
    April 9, 2013 | Michelle Johnson
    A Q&A with Translator Karla Gruodis This month, Guernica will publish A Small Map of Experience: Reflections and Aphorisms by Lithuanian writer Leonidas Donskis, a philosopher, cultural c...
  • April 2, 2013 | Leonidas Donskis
    An aphorism is a distilled, laconic reflection about the author’s intimate experiences of reality, expressed through paradox, provocation, or shocking self-disclosure. Aphorisms cannot be conceived th...
  • July 25, 2012 | Yahia Lababidi
    Aphorisms were the form that gave me the most relief, that offered the deepest bloodletting. In the aphorism, I didn’t have to say “I,” I could just let the thing speak itself, so I didn’t feel compr...

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