INKROCI N.32 – JANUARY 2019

Stories

Antonia Buizza – Friends

“What time is it?” “A quarter to nine already”. “What shall we do? Shall we order?” “I would say yes. I think we have waited too long...

Kate Chopin – Désirée’s Baby

As the day was pleasant, Madame Valmondé drove over to L’Abri to see Désirée and the baby. It made her laugh to think of Désirée...

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EDITORIAL

Afric McGlinchey – ‘Literary Jury Duty’: Why Reviewing Matters.

I’m guessing that most reviewers are themselves poets. Many of us know that heart-in-mouth feeling of waiting for the critic’s verdict, the one that...

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COMICS

Literatures

Gabrielle Zevin – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Who's like to open a holy bookshop, like the one in The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (originally published as The Collected Works of...

Elaine Cosgrove – Greening

I. Cold February, Galway Novena comes around again. Students burst home past the Cathedral’s line. The rain starts to come down hard and under white flap, a trailer...

Elaine Cosgrove – Inside the 24hr

First we all hear the shuffling noise. Look! a tourist outside Spar exclaims—her phone, a pitchfork claim, a scamall despair, our local newsprint’s state stories so close,...

Elaine Cosgrove – Endless

We become adult on roads, on lines, on grids, on greens, on grey spaces — you cannot zoom in. We become older with the city as seer, decibels the scale from stepping...

Elaine Cosgrove

Elaine Cosgrove is from the West of Ireland. Transmissions, her debut collection of poems, is published by Dedalus Press. Elaine Cosgrove was born in Sligo...

American Gods

American Gods is a 2017 tv series, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name. Shadow Moon, the main character, is a man...

Reviews

Philip Roth – Portnoy’s Complaint

A nearly frantic irony The recent passing of Pulitzer Prize’s recipient Philip Roth, who is also...

Miriam Bonetti – Mukarib

My name is Mukarib, but everyone calls me Mucca. Not Muka, but Mucca, just as...

Robert Crais – Taken

With Taken I renewed the pleasure of reading a story by Elvis Cole and his...

The Earth seen from the Moon

The Earth seen from the Moon is a surreal tale which is embodied in the...

Luigi Meneghello – The Little Teachers

A Resistance that palpitates with humanity Luigi Meneghello tells his own experience during the first years...

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

The main character is Dr. Phibes, a car crash survivor whose wife tragically dies in...

Serge Quadruppani – The Politics of Fear

None other than our world In his essay The politics of fear, what Serge Quadrupani shows...

Elsa Morante – The Andalusian Shawl

In 1963  at nearly 50 years of age and during a really difficult period of...

Ludovico Ariosto – Satires

“My seat for a turnip” What would you think of the life of Ludovico Ariosto, an...

Kobus Moolman – A Book of Rooms

The multi-award-winning South African poet Kobus Moolman begins his seventh poetry collection with a quotation...

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