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‘The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd’ by Walter Raleigh

‘The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd’ by Walter Raleigh

If all the world and love were young,
And truth in every Shepherd’s tongue,
These pretty pleasures might me move,

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‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ by Christopher Marlowe

‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ by Christopher Marlowe

Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove

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Simplicity Is Not An Option by Tammy Lai-Ming Ho

Simplicity Is Not An Option by Tammy Lai-Ming Ho

It is a repeat of 2014 when yellow umbrellas bloomed across the city. Now someone says all protesters are rioters, disrupting Hong Kong’s daily routine…

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Triple Bluffs by Jessica Sequeira

Triple Bluffs by Jessica Sequeira

Two books about solitary poets travelling the Mediterranean and writing poems came my way within a relatively short period of time; it made sense to treat them within the same space.

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‘After the Race’ by James Joyce

‘After the Race’ by James Joyce

The cars came scudding in towards Dublin, running evenly like pellets in the groove of the Naas Road. At the crest of the hill at Inchicore sightseers…

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The Myth of Blubber Town, an Arctic Metropolis

The Myth of Blubber Town, an Arctic Metropolis

Perched on a desolate island in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard — 1,500 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle — sits the settlement of Smeerenburg.

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Walt Whitman in Russia: Three Love Affairs

Walt Whitman in Russia: Three Love Affairs

Whitman needed not a mere celebrity endorsement, not just an appreciative aesthete, but a lover in Russia; a passionate, devoted reader who would accept him without judgment.

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An Open Letter to Liberal Idiocy by Medha Singh

An Open Letter to Liberal Idiocy by Medha Singh

Amartya Sen is reasonable in saying that Narendra Modi, re-elected as Prime Minister of India last week, has simply won the vote share, but not the battle of ideas.

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Medha Singh’s India Elections Diary #3: India and her Soul

Medha Singh’s India Elections Diary #3: India and her Soul

The final phase of voting in India recently concluded with approximately 62% turnout. If one is to pay attention to the outrageous exit polls, it looks like the joke is going to be on me…

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Medha Singh’s India Elections Diary #2: Endless Comedy

Medha Singh’s India Elections Diary #2: Endless Comedy

With the most expensive elections in the world taking place as we speak, comes a raucous confusion around funds and bribes. Are they distinguishable at all?

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‘Found Poem: A Man Talks To Himself’ by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

‘Found Poem: A Man Talks To Himself’ by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

David Knechtges just emailed me / to respond to a footnote. / Is beauty independent of meaning?

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Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board

Ten thousand years ago, in the Neolithic period, before human beings began making pottery, we were playing games on flat stone boards drilled with two or more rows of holes…

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Vernon Lee’s Satan the Waster: Pacifism and the Avant-Garde

Vernon Lee’s Satan the Waster: Pacifism and the Avant-Garde

So spoke a fairy bestowing a gift upon an infant Vernon Lee in a short story published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1915. The tale, resembling that of Sleeping Beauty…

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The World of Montague Tibbles House

The World of Montague Tibbles House

“Who will be interested in reading the life of an unfortunate black woman who seemed to be making a mess of her life?” This was the question Buchi Emecheta…

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Jennifer Seaman Cook: Why Did Bowie Leave Us in The Attic?

Jennifer Seaman Cook: Why Did Bowie Leave Us in The Attic?

Three years after David Bowie’s death, one of his last, cryptic videos leaves us wondering what his final message might mean for us…

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Into the Adorno-Verse

Into the Adorno-Verse

Is there any way to intervene usefully or meaningfully in public debate, in what the extremely online Twitter users are with gleeful irony calling the ‘discourse’ of the present moment?

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On Summers in Switzerland and Sheffield

On Summers in Switzerland and Sheffield

In late summer and early autumn of 1765, Rousseau was on the run. He was always fleeing some sort of persecution: at times very real, and legal; at others perhaps more perceived, and highly personal.

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‘Translated’ by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

‘Translated’ by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

The next world, if there is one, may not be free of boredom. / You prefer to be a door than a wall, open / to new interpretations, defying what people think

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Elephants, Horses, and the Proportions of Paradise

Elephants, Horses, and the Proportions of Paradise

What does a perfect elephant look like? This was a question that occupied the Flemish artist Crispijn van de Passe II in the years around 1620. By then, several elephants had visited the European continent…

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More Strategic Than Sentimental

More Strategic Than Sentimental

One month into their marriage, my parents leave Turkey for good. It’s my mom’s first time on a plane. They fly from Ankara to Brisbane, an Australian city where they don’t know anyone.

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