‘held at the curve of the eye / for a dream of shared life’
‘When a day is not structured by appointments, meetings, driving to work, taking lunch, driving home, shopping (i.e. capitalism), its soft, loose (wild?) shapelessness becomes apparent.’
‘There was something Shakespearean about imperious men going down on you: the mighty have fallen.’ An extract from Naoise Dolan’s debut novel Exciting Times.
‘This isn’t the end of the world. It’s history going about its business. This isn’t the last apocalypse by a long shot.’
‘It makes no difference / If the devil has been defeated or if it is your character’
Photographs of the Rhône Glacier by Simon Norfolk and Klaus Thymann, with an introduction by Francis Hodgson.
‘You’ve seen I’m sure a performer on stage stock-still – during which time he waits for his ovation. This is how I am these days.’ New fiction from Diane Williams.
This will not be the last crisis. What can we learn from this one?
A coronavirus diary from the Portuguese writer Gonçalo M. Tavares, translated by Daniel Hahn.
‘Nobody bothered him when he was playing tennis. No matter how long he stayed out there, the door never took breaks.’ Fiction by Rob Magnuson Smith.
‘To me writing is a kind of listening. I don’t know what I am listening to, but I am listening!’
An extract from This Time of Dying by Reina James.
‘What a thing it must be to lose your marbles on your own, with not even enough milk in the fridge for a proper brew.’ Fiction by James Clarke.
Nathalie Léger, translated from the French by Natasha Lehrer.
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