Saturday, August 20, 2022

Viktor Pelevin, a Reminder of What Was, and What May Come Again in Russia

  By Jim Curtis   Viktor Pelevin (b. 1962) is arguably the key figure for anyone who wants to understand post-Stalinist, post-Soviet Russian culture, particularly with regard...

Other tongues: the stunning lingual diversity of India – By Karthik Venkatesh

The Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution lists the 22 official languages of India. These are the languages that the government of India officially...

Art Photography by Carl Scharwath

  Artist Statement: I use photography as a means of self-expression. The most important quality of a photograph, as in all of art, is to evoke...

Translation as Transhumance – By Mireille Gansel (Translated from the French by Ros Schwartz)...

(In this beautiful memoir of a life lived in and through translation, Mireille Gansel defines the process of bringing words from one language to...

Celebrating Gandhi – Haiku Posters By Masood Hussain & Gabriel Rosenstock

Kashmiri artist Masood Hussain teamed up with bilingual poet and haiku master Gabriel Rosenstock to create 6 haiku posters that celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi, the apostle of civil disobedience.

The Long Weeping – By Jessie van Eerden ( An excerpt )

                   ( The Long Weeping - In this collection of portraits, the eye is the vital “lamp of the body,” a spiritual organ...

The Literary Oligarchy Is Killing Writing – By Ranbir Sidhu

Years ago, when I was first trying to make a name for myself as a writer, a prominent Indian novelist and one whom I...

Concrete Art – By Mario Loprete

    Mario Loprete says: Painting for me is my first love. An important, pure love. Creating a painting, starting from the spasmodic research of a concept...

Time to Rise – Cli-Fi and the Responsibility of New Visions – By Jim...

  Cli-Fi cuts too close to home. Climate Fiction isn’t exactly speculative fiction or science fiction. It is the right here, right now. Our destructiveness...

Two Ancient Sumerian Elegies in English – By Tikva Hecht

  Author's Note: These elegies were originally written in Sumerian and are dated circa 1700 BC, making them among the oldest known written texts in the...

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