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Short story: "Moon-Face"

“Moon-Face: A Story of Mortal Antipathy,” by Jack London

Appeared in the newspaper The Argonaut July 21st in either 1902 or 1906; read as part of  44 more words

Twenty-first Century

The Seventh Cross, by Anna Seghers

It’s a miracle that The Seventh Cross, by Anna Seghers, exists. It was written by a Communist Jewish German woman who fled to Mexico with her children after the Nazis came to power. 417 more words


Short story: "A Girl Like You"

“A Girl Like You,” by Beth Hahn

Appeared in CRAFT, April 13th, 2018

5,176 words

Though told in fragments, this is pretty easy to follow. 93 more words

Twenty-first Century

Cult X, by Fuminori Nakamura

Trigger warning for rape.

I found Fuminori Nakamura’s Cult X (translated by Kalau Almony) infuriating. I requested it because I am fascinated by cults. Being an atheist, I want to understand what draws people to religion. 519 more words


Familiar Things, by Hwang Sok-yong

Bugeye doesn’t have much going for him at the beginning of Hwang Sok-yong’s Familiar Things (translated by Sora Kim-Russell). Things are so hopeless that when his mother takes a job as a trash picker at Seoul’s Flower Island landfill, it’s actually a step up for their little family. 430 more words


Book v. Movie: The Death of Stalin

Last week, I caught the last showing of The Death of Stalin—a satire I’ve been wanting to see since I saw the reviews. I liked it so much that I bought the graphic novel the movie was based on immediately after I got home (and before I spent two hours on Wikipedia finding out what really happened). 479 more words


Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (1930)

As a child growing up in England, this was a title that I frequently heard about, but I can’t remember if I ever read it or not. 528 more words