Berfrois

December 2021

Literature Direct Publishing

Literature Direct Publishing

Unlike the ancient Odyssey or the modernist Ulysses, the epic work that is Amazon delivers immediate gratification to all customers...

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Call Back Yesterday

Call Back Yesterday

The eternalist understanding of time allows for time travel to be possible...

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Soviets vs. Nazis

Soviets vs. Nazis

More than seven decades have passed since the end of World War II and what was once part of lived communal knowledge has gradually fallen away...

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“It was like a great trashy novel had come to life”

“It was like a great trashy novel had come to life”

She had everything she could possibly want. And then the police announced that she and her lover-boy nephew were cold-blooded killers...

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The 7th Mode

The 7th Mode

Racers such as the bounty hunter Captain Falcon hovered smoothly across intergalactic circuits suspended in the sky...

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Decorating Fragrant Evergreens

Decorating Fragrant Evergreens

Celebrants added nuts, strings of popcorn or beads, oranges, lemons, candies and home-made trinkets. However, widely-read newspapers and ladies' magazines raised the standards for ornamentation...

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Susanna Crossman: Riding the Baking Edge #7

Susanna Crossman: Riding the Baking Edge #7

It is December. People bake, putting goods into ovens. Quiet sweetness is placed on tables...

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Christmas Number

Christmas Number

There is no more dangerous or disgusting habit than that of celebrating Christmas before it comes...

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Douglas Penick: Christmas Claus Causality

Douglas Penick: Christmas Claus Causality

Presents embody a moment in which the obligation to work for every material joy is suspended...

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Le Carré was not part of the literary bureaucracy…

Le Carré was not part of the literary bureaucracy…

John le Carré became a diligent student of nineteenth-century German literature. He was recruited by the British Secret Intelligence Service while at Oxford...

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bell hooks in Denmark

bell hooks in Denmark

We have so many new groups like the Spice Girls, who are asserting a kind of feminist adventurism with their music...

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Latvian Earthworms

Latvian Earthworms

We are all earthworms who must dig through the ground...

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Extraordinary Winter

Extraordinary Winter

Beginning in December 1917, a powerful series of unrelenting and formidable ice storms and blizzards wreaked havoc across the United States...

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Joanna Hogg’s Souvenirs

Joanna Hogg’s Souvenirs

When does a life become a story, a narrative legible to those outside it?

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Karl Marx’s Confession

Karl Marx’s Confession

Marx's favourite colour was red...

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Louverture at the Brit

Louverture at the Brit

Based on extensive research, including a visit to Fort de Joux, Martineau’s historical romance repeatedly stated the idea of black agency and capability...

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