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Miriam Bonetti – Central coffee bar

The Central was the historical bar in town, situated like a breach in the walls that surrounded the square along with an agonizing greengrocer’s...

Mattia Di Carlo – Bass Riff

Some of my new neighbors are listening to Talking Heads. Who the hell is pumping up David Byrne & co. at ten in the...

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Pina Piccolo – The Poet’s Adventure

The poet had everything ready: a light briefcase, a ticket, an address. Now, while he was sitting on a bench waiting for the train,...

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Rishi Dastidar: Nations appear to be timeless, but they are inventions

Rishi Dastidar: “Nations 'appear' to be timeless, but they are inventions, human inventions, as much as the steam engine, the microchip, dare I say...

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Gertrude Stein – Johnny Grey

What did he say. I was disagreeing with him. He said he didn't have it by...

Kate Chopin – Désirée’s Baby

As the day was pleasant, Madame Valmondé drove over to L’Abri to see Désirée and...

T. S. Eliot – Eeldrop and Appleplex

I Eeldrop and Appleplex rented two small rooms in a disreputable part of town. Here they...
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James Baldwin – The Blind Men and the Elephant

There were once six blind men who stood by the road-side every day, and begged...

Joseph Conrad – The Lagoon

The white man, leaning with both arms over the roof of the little house in...