The Newsroom Look – By Rey Armenteros

  I wish I could put neckties in the wash. It is pointless to talk about it now. On a whim, that was exactly what...

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...

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord of Fantasy

  By Kenny Chumbley In October 1936, a manuscript for a children’s book arrived at the office of the London publisher Allen & Unwin. Stanley Unwin,...

Nixon’s Final Pat – By Anthony J. Mohr

    Richard Nixon’s life was full of Pats. First came his wife Pat. Next, Pat Hitt. She was the national co‑chair of his 1968 presidential...

‘Landscape Painted with Tea’ as an Ecological Novel – By Jasmina Mihajlovic

"Suddenly I freeze. I sense, I clearly sense, somebody watching me. Somebody's eyes are fixed upon me. And then I realize that staring out...

Corona Virus – What Our Dreams Are Trying To Tell Us

  By Catherine Lieuwen   In the first dream I had, I tested positive for Coronavirus.  Delirious, I woke up and fell to my knees, praying.  I...

Looking beyond the Raj era literary narratives – By Mitali Chakravarty

  A re-appraisal of the colonial era literary constructs is very much the need of the hour in all cultures that endured stereotyping under long...

L. Frank Baum and the Wonder of Oz

  By Kenny Chumbley   He saw his story as a “modernized fairy tale,” but he put no fairies in it. He meant it to be without...

Empathy – By George Angel

    Call me Smudge. Not sure when exactly, I became yet another current in the watery world. Circulating far beyond spleen or regulation, I have...

Charles Kingsley : “Tomfoolery with a Serious Purpose”

  By Kenny Chumbley   No one familiar with Victorian literature would rate Charles Kingsley’s books among the very best except, maybe, his children’s fantasy, The Water-Babies. Charles Kingsley...

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