‘Perhaps the difference is this, that he will notice, that he will see things in this way when others don’t, that he will remember an August afternoon when he was ten years old and feel the vertigo you feel walking away unharmed from a car crash.’
The Centenary of the Russian Revolution
Boys in Zinc
Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich on the USSR in Afghanistan.
Granta Audio: Mark Haddon
Daniel stands in the funnel, a narrow path between two high brick walls that join...
Drive Your Plough Over the Bones of the Dead
‘The deer were standing in snow that came almost up to their bellies. They gazed at us calmly, as if we had caught them in the middle of performing some ritual whose meaning we could not fathom.’
The Book of the Dead
A gothic tale of love between a noblewoman and a ghost in eighth century Japan, translated by Jeffrey Angles.