Midnight Madness: Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a Dog: And Other Creatures”

Someone has to keep watch, they say. In an exhaustively tedious manner, this animal recounts episodes from his past and attempts to use rational methods to resolve the basic questions of his own existence. He says that in reality, these people are gathered on “wild terrain, in a camp in the open, a vast number

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A “Christian Nation” with an Enlightenment Constitution

It is hard for me to fathom a time when the United States simultaneously found it acceptable to forcibly sterilize “imbeciles” but unacceptable for married or single women to obtain contraceptives. Or will the Supreme Court grant credence to obvious homosexual discrimination cloaked under the title of religious freedom laws? Will we finally have a

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How to Travel in Time

¤ Timothy Kennett is a PhD candidate in the English Department at Stanford University. In geology, the idea of “deep time” was being uncovered, most prominently in Charles Lyell’s Principles of Geology (1830–1833), discovering a history far longer and more mutable than had previously been imagined. It mimics time. And in biology, of course, Darwin’s

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Palestinian Short-story Collection, Syrian Graphic Novel Make ‘Record’ List of PEN Translates Awards

October 2017 Slav Sisters: The Dedalus Book of Russian Women Literature by Natalina Perova (ed.), translated from Russian by Robert Chandler, Ilona Chavasse, John Dewey, Boris Dralyuk, Andrew Bromfield English, Jamey Gambrell, Marian Schwartz, Anna Summers, Arch Tait, Joanne Turnbull. Published by Jantar Publishing Limited. Published by Square Peg. It’s being brought into English by

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