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...

The Personality of Phantasy – By Kenny Chumbley

              My qualifications for writing about fantasy literature/fairy tales are slight. As a child, I wore out the Whitman...

I’ve Come to the End – By Kenny Chumbley

  With this essay, I conclude my series on fairy tales. I’ve not discussed everyone I could have (E. Nesbit and P. L. Travers, for...

The Rise of the Fragmented Novel (An Essay in 26 Fragments ) ...

1 Mainstream literary fiction is falling to pieces. 2 This may not be a bad thing. 3 The fragmented novel has been a mainstay of the literary world for...

Summer At Their Home – By Kunal Mehra

    Every summer, starting when I was around eight, my mom, sister, and I would pack our bags, buy train tickets and hop on the...

On Dubbing – Jorge Luis Borges

Art’s possibilities for combination are not infinite, but they tend to be appalling. The Greeks begot the chimera, monster with the head of a...

A Bodhisattva-in-Training Contemplates Kathmandu’s Rude Motorcyclists – By Michael G. Smith

  At the end of the row of Tibetan Buddhist monks, the cantor chants a prayer. Clashing Sil Nyan cymbals together, another monk adds an...

It’s Diwali…Kali Puja…Deepavali…Let’s Celebrate! By Mitali Chakravarty

  When I was a child - way back in the 1970s - I was entranced by festivities on Diwali. On one hand, there were...

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...

Driving Miss Emma – By Miriam Edelson

  My daughter Emma is straining to craft an identity separate from me. At twenty-seven she is achieving this as she forges her life’s path. I...

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