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If You Kept a Record of Sins
‘It’s like a second gestation, like entering the world a second time.’
An excerpt from Andrea Bajani’s novel If You Kept a Record of Sins, available from Archipelago Books. Translated from the Italian by Elizabeth Harris.
‘Miss C (who is fairly young and pretty) can’t go off by herself with a solitary man, however respectable, to live on the Siberian tundra.’
‘You can really feel the horses, when you’re around them, you can feel their spirit coming to life.’
Al-Birr Islamic Trust Morgue, Greenwich Islamic Centre, April 2020
‘Palmer’s portraits of Kafil Ahmed sit alongside those of other people risking their lives to take care of others.’
‘The soil itself is filled with divine feminine energy. It’s alive, it’s pulsating.’
‘Symbiosis – the intimate association formed between different species – is a fundamental feature of life and enables new biological possibilities. Mycorrhizal fungi are some of the more striking examples.’
‘No bird could ever be seen by our naked eye as Bou shows it, but every flying bird actually moves in that way.’
People From My Neighbourhood: Behind the Scenes
Clare Skeats on the cover design for Hiromi Kawakami’s latest book of stories, translated by Ted Goossen.
‘I made many pictures of such trees, and each time, some analogy to art would impress itself on me, the more so because of the universally locked museum doors.’
‘Because that’s what I’m doing a lot of; looking around the interiors I occupy, the corners of my occupied apartment.’
‘The features and expressions were uncannily contemporary. Some seemed to be mirror images of the people I had seen at the protest in Piazza del Gesù.’
‘But only a city without people is immune. Only a city in which nothing circulates, nothing changes hands, nothing flourishes.’
Lisa Halliday introduces the photography of Wiktoria Wojciechowska.
‘What if our art had not been stolen, our people not enslaved? What if we imagined a good story, a righteous and just story, and then we worked to make it true?’