‘I was suckled by Mother Earth, he would reflect on occasion, and he would stretch, feeling new strength in his veins.’
‘It got into you. How many scrapes had he seen? How many wrecks?’ New fiction from Will Boast.
Edoardo Albert, author of Warrior, writes about five archaeological findings that brought the past to life.
The seven must-read Rebecca Solnit essays.
‘To say nothing about her was the only way to allow her to be everything.’
‘On 8 January 2018, I noticed a large bunch of purple balloons in a tree near my apartment building.’
‘Alone in the silent dark, she traversed the mouth of the estuary in mile-long sweeps.’
‘It wasn’t until the end of dinner, when my aunt started clearing and my grandmother demanded another bottle of wine, that I began to understand.’
‘And the truth is, my heart was tied in knots, and pain bored into the marrow of my bones when I heard about his illness.’
‘After all my travels, I can see now what I couldn’t when I started. In the suffering pollution brings, there is also the glimmer of a different future, its outlines visible through the haze.’
The author of How The World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy explains ten of the most overlooked philosophies from around the world.
‘My father no longer goes to the hospital to work, because you don’t find nurses in wheelchairs working in hospitals.’
‘It was one of those parties where no one knew the hostess.’
‘My blood is on its way to becoming something that even when given for free can be brokered and sold like ingots or wheat.’
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