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Tomato Soup is Lava: "Time Ages in a Hurry" by Antonio Tabucchi, Antonio Romani (Translation)
Tabucchi’s notion of time (e.g., aging) is a weird one. I grew up thinking it didn't really exist, t...
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I Can No Longer Bear the Aggressiveness of Poetry: "Berlin-Hamlet" by Szilárd Borbély, Ottilie Mulzet (Translator)
"When I came to Berlin, I no longer wanted to live. Why isn't there a way, I thought, if som...
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The Linux Server Encyclopaedia: "Anonymous" by Roland Emmerich
Sigh. Sorry to interrupt, but what is it about the nature of our species that is to so attracted ...
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Entangled Strings: "Theories of Everything" by Frank Close
I’ve got a theory that the rules of the universe ARE created by people thinking up theories about it...
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Literaryness Made Easy: "The Edge of the Horizon" by Antonio Tabucchi, Tim Parks (Translator)
Of course it's the old "can you teach talent" argument, isn't it? That's the meaty question, the puz...
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Minor SF Movie: "Blade Runner 2049" by Denis Villeneuve, Ridley Scott
As much as everyone should respect the unbelievable amount of hard work needed to bring to life such...
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Human Interconnectedness: "A Nest of Vipers" by Andrea Camilleri
Why is Catarella allowed to have any part in the operation of the station? He'd be an encumbrance ev...
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The Glamorisation of Suffering: "City of Stairs" by Robert Jackson Bennett
When is it necessary to kill a character to get a point across? I’m thinking about Vo here. By the t...
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Pictorial Cognition: "The Fantastic World of Paula Rego" at Centro Comercial Colombo
Science is now enabling us to fully define the functions of pictorial cognition. And those defined f...
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