Once upon a time, a man, feeling hungry, sat at the table and ate cutlets. Beside him sat his wife, rambling on about the cutlets not containing enough pork. Nevertheless he ate, and ate, and ate, and ate, and ate, until he sensed somewhere in the pit of his stomach a morbid heaviness. In that […]
DANIIL KHARMS (1905-1942), along with Alexander Vvedensky, co-founded the OBERIU, the so-called Russian Absurdist group of poets during the 1920s and 30s. Kharms was not allowed to publish his work and survived for a time by writing poems for children. Having feigned insanity to avoid arrest and deportation to the Gulag, he starved to death in a psychiatric hospital in 1942, during the Nazi siege of Leningrad.
Issue 4 Summer 2011 ADETOKUNBO ABIOLA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. He has published Labulabu Mask, a novel (Macmillan Nigeria). He has also published in print and online magazines such as Rake Journal, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, Flask Review, Zapata!, Liberation Lit, Sage of Consciousness Review, Africa Writer.Com, Big Pulp, the One World Global Anthology, The November 3rd Club, Mobius-Journal for Social Change, Dog Eat Crow […]
F E A T U R E S Aleksandra Bogdanova в е з д е photographs David Kirby & Barbara Hamby SOUL MAN: LIFE IN RUSSIA, THEN AND NOW essay and photographs Jorge Volpi & Okla Elliott WAYS OF EXPLORING THE WORLD an interview with Jorge Volpi (English and Spanish version) Jorge Volpi SEASON OF […]