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Trolling the New College of the Humanities


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Pursuit and flight are equal, or at least equal in danger. Pursuit has foundered many, and many more have fled themselves completely. Even a god was lost among us. Daphne’s heels drummed the forest floor. If it wasn’t Cupid who … Continue reading

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Translation: Montale, ‘La primavera hitleriana’

La primavera hitleriana                 Né quella ch’a veder lo sol si gira…                 — Dante (?) a Giovanni Quirini Folta la nuvola bianca delle falene impazzite turbina intorno agli scialbi fanali e sulle spallette, stende a terra una coltre su cui scricchia … Continue reading

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your vague art / Berlin, 21.05.14

your vague art your vague art answers nothing when we ask it how to live when we ask the sun to settle what answer could it give save the moon’s penumbra? the moon’s penumbra drifts & your vague art answers: … Continue reading

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‘The Novel Today’: Panel discussion with Mikhail Shishkin, Yoko Tawada, Georg Klein

In January this year I hosted a panel discussion with the writers Mikahil Shishkin, Yoko Tawada and Georg Klein about various aspects of the novel. A video of the event is finally available (German with English subtitles), though Frau Tawada’s … Continue reading

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Translation from Antonella Anedda

È scesa la notte di una domenica notte di un tavolo con la tovaglia cerata e strade in salita e inghiottite da buio. Non nevica da giorni. Il marciapiede asciuga sui suoi fianchi schegge di asfalto e fischio morto di … Continue reading

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Love’s Novelty / Berlin, 03.05.14

Love’s Novelty for mg. My love, you do distrust my love for it had beginning, & so bounded will have end. How could I prove the contrary, save to deny my birth, my death, & with the breath that this … Continue reading

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