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A story about living. « I have a family and I have a job and I have a teaching gig, and these things have me. »
On Cyril Schäublin’s Unrueh (2022), cinema & scale. « No other film has so resized me. »
A story about a lonely railway guard on a desolate steppe. « In the cursed August of 1991 the radio informed Kasatonov that there was a state of emergency in the capital. Then it fell silent, as if the receiver had broken. »
On language invention. To desire some other perfect language is at once to acknowledge and to overlook the miraculousness of what we have.
A friend of mine likes to say that the moon landing was real, but dumb. On astronautical tokenism.
New short fiction from the author of Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer. A story about what’s ours and what’s not ours.