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Kamel Daoud, Algerian novelist and journalist

Well just look at all the other Musas in this dive, one by one, and imagine—as I do—how they could have survived a shot fired in bright sunlight or how they managed never to cross paths with that writer of yours or, in a word, how they’ve managed to not be dead yet. — The […]

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been pondering these lines from the poem Going Back, which was written in Catalan by Gemma Gorga; translated to English by poet, linguist, and translator Anna Crowe; and published in Six Catalan Poets (Arc Publications, 2013). This poem might be one of those rare gems that transcends those large […]

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About a week ago I landed, not entirely accidentally, right in front of an article I had long been waiting to discover. Its advertising line warned: “Children born to the Facebook generation will grow up to find a huge number of photos of themselves available online.” That is, they will find a huge online legacy […]

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When Margaret Grebowicz writes about the body, she usually means the female body. The body is the main site where pornography and life happen. It is the private place where we make decisions and plan on asserting who we are. But it is also the public space that limits how others see us. In one […]

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Click for PDF. Illness, Identity, and the Redefinition of Self through Narrative My Experience with Guillain-Barré Syndrome By Adrian Wittenberg Adrian Wittenberg holds an M.A. in humanities and currently resides in San Francisco, California.   Introduction The mind and body are linked in an individual’s self-identity. A disease—an abnormal biological condition—thus leads to illness, “[the] […]

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

Click for PDF. Illness, Identity, and the Redefinition of Self through Narrative My Experience with Guillain-Barré Syndrome By Adrian Wittenberg Adrian Wittenberg holds an M.A. in humanities and currently resides in San Francisco, California.   Introduction The mind and body are linked in an individual’s self-identity. A disease—an abnormal biological condition—thus leads to illness, “[the] […]

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May 11, 2018

Using personal essay, literary reference, and journalistic voice, the article plants itself on our existential doorstep while illuminating Barnes' novel one more time. Very strong. Thanks.

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

Click for PDF. Illness, Identity, and the Redefinition of Self through Narrative My Experience with Guillain-Barré Syndrome By Adrian Wittenberg Adrian Wittenberg holds an M.A. in humanities and currently resides in San Francisco, California.   Introduction The mind and body are linked in an individual’s self-identity. A disease—an abnormal biological condition—thus leads to illness, “[the] […]

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May 10, 2018

"When these new memories suddenly came upon me … time had been placed in reverse. As if, for that moment, the river ran upstream." Stolen from Barnes's book for my poem "From the Vale for a Soul Making". Great book to write about.

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Click for PDF. Illness, Identity, and the Redefinition of Self through Narrative My Experience with Guillain-Barré Syndrome By Adrian Wittenberg Adrian Wittenberg holds an M.A. in humanities and currently resides in San Francisco, California.   Introduction The mind and body are linked in an individual’s self-identity. A disease—an abnormal biological condition—thus leads to illness, “[the] […]

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March 13, 2018

i am looking for spiritual rats that bring money into my room i am from zimbabwe

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