Berfrois

December 2022

The End of the Beginning by Douglas Penick

The End of the Beginning by Douglas Penick

This essay marks the ending of the lavish storehouse of riches known as Berfrois...

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Eli S. Evans: Is That It

Eli S. Evans: Is That It

Thanks, Berfrois...

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Creation Chained to a Stunned Repose by Daniel Tobin

Creation Chained to a Stunned Repose by Daniel Tobin

You must grieve for this right now —you have to feel this sorrow now— for the world must be loved this much...

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Using Your Illusions by Tammy Lai-Ming Ho

Using Your Illusions by Tammy Lai-Ming Ho

See, she was doing it again...

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Berfrois Interviews Abraham T. Zere

Berfrois Interviews Abraham T. Zere

My short stories might read as slightly unconventional in Tigrinya literature...

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Pictures Are Made by Scherezade Siobhan

Pictures Are Made by Scherezade Siobhan

My evening ritual is to feed a tribe of haughty mallards, stern-faced gulls, wobbly, raucous oystercatchers...

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Adam Staley Groves: Laters

Adam Staley Groves: Laters

My writing for Berfrois urged the reader to rethink their reading...

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Robyn Ferrell is spooked by yōkai

Robyn Ferrell is spooked by yōkai

The exhibition abounds with tanuki, cat-demons, froglike humanoids and magic foxes...

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Two Rooms at Café Hemingway by John Crutchfield

Two Rooms at Café Hemingway by John Crutchfield

Some writers search all their lives for the perfect place to work...

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Colin Raff proceeds into the biotic sculpture room

Colin Raff proceeds into the biotic sculpture room

Nearing the south entrance, we come upon the Salon’s indisputable main attraction...

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Albert Rolls on Thomas Pynchon

Albert Rolls on Thomas Pynchon

The Crying of Lot 49 is an embryonic encyclopaedic novel...

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Francesco Tenaglia Interviews Greil Marcus

Francesco Tenaglia Interviews Greil Marcus

It was all about A Day In The Life which was being played on San Francisco radio stations long before the Sgt. Pepper album...

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Strange Enlightenments by Jeremy Fernando

Strange Enlightenments by Jeremy Fernando

The sky, serene, impenetrable, ineffable and incomparable, with a fine island of clouds...

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Justin E.H. Smith says Hell yes, life is good

Justin E.H. Smith says Hell yes, life is good

When jaguars gnaw the quinine from the bark of a red cinchona tree...

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Stuart Elden on Georges Dumézil

Stuart Elden on Georges Dumézil

Jupiter is the god who hurls thunderbolts, Dius Fidius the god of oaths...

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Merkel Mused

Merkel Mused

The first to ever hold the office, the first eastern German, the first scientist...

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Your Local Internet

Your Local Internet

Technology, which at first promised global reach, could assist the local resurgence of abundant microcultures...

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For All the Tea in Scotland by Patrick Romero McCafferty

For All the Tea in Scotland by Patrick Romero McCafferty

Will Scottish tea follow in the surprising footsteps of the English wine industry?

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Oscar Mardell on the true meaning of Christmas Evil

Oscar Mardell on the true meaning of Christmas Evil

Harry enters a fugue state and comes to identify as none other than Santa himself...

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