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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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There’s no digital afterlife…

There’s no digital afterlife…

That thing? It’s just a monster living in Microsoft’s basement. And it’s wearing someone’s face…

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Thomas Travisano on Elizabeth Bishop

Thomas Travisano on Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop explored Brazil extensively, making trips down the Amazon, traversing the tropical rainforest with Aldous Huxley…

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If Thoreau Is Not Thoreau

If Thoreau Is Not Thoreau

It is vain to try to write unless you feel strong in the knees…

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For Van Gogh, the Camargue huts were active…

For Van Gogh, the Camargue huts were active…

Humble dwellings like the Camargue huts invite us to tell a different kind of story about human-environment relationships, one less focused on human beings’ mastery of nature…

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‘The Bet’ by Anton Chekhov

‘The Bet’ by Anton Chekhov

In the opinion of some of them the death penalty ought to be replaced everywhere by imprisonment for life. “I don’t agree with you,” said their host the banker…

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Animal Trials by B. Alexandra Szerlip

Animal Trials by B. Alexandra Szerlip

Before writing off animal trials as irrational acts of an ignorant and superstitious past, consider some recent examples…

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Racter Writing

Racter Writing

by Leah Henrickson Introduction In 1984, a curious book was released: The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed. With its bright red cover and substantial size (22.6 x 20.3 x 1.5 centimetres), it stood out on any shelf. What was more striking, however, was the front cover’s claim that the book was “a bizarre and fantastic journey…

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A Resigned Igor Matovic

A Resigned Igor Matovic

Matovic’s resignation may signal to similar politicians in the region that a party with a well-meaning anti-corruption agenda and grassroots support can easily stumble in the face of a crisis..

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Buwan

Buwan

In more than two dozen languages, the words for month and moon are the same…

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The Horsemen by Ethan Edwards

The Horsemen by Ethan Edwards

The Steppe sky remains…

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Oscar Mardell goes inside The Castle

Oscar Mardell goes inside The Castle

The Australian High Court doesn’t need an interior at all, only an internal façade, because the power which that court embodies – far from being impregnable – is akin to that of Santa Claus…

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‘My Mother’s Third Imprisonment’ and ‘Walking on Portobello Road…’ by Sarona Abuaker Bedwan

‘My Mother’s Third Imprisonment’ and ‘Walking on Portobello Road…’ by Sarona Abuaker Bedwan

Conceive this moment / come to understand it(’)s history / soldiers shove a tray of olives / under the door…

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‘O, Zeus! I am screwed!’ by Setsuko Adachi

‘O, Zeus! I am screwed!’ by Setsuko Adachi

It begins when the first sunlight shines on the slab. Prometheus is a Titan. To eat his entire liver is hard work for the eagle.

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Britain is being managed by the B Team of bodgers…

Britain is being managed by the B Team of bodgers…

Seeking to regain some ground, the health secretary promised tests for all essential workers (not just health workers), but on its first day the website offering appointments was over-subscribed in under two minutes.

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Who is free from Melancholy?

Who is free from Melancholy?

Melancholy is a condition unsuited to a pandemic. Like ennui, it is an ailment born of stability. The strong light of catastrophe withers it.

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‘In Time of Plague’ and ‘Spring, the sweet spring’ by Thomas Nashe

‘In Time of Plague’ and ‘Spring, the sweet spring’ by Thomas Nashe

Adieu, farewell, earth’s bliss; / This world uncertain is; / Fond are life’s lustful joys; / Death proves them all but toys

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Be Bored

Be Bored

What, exactly, is boredom? It is a deeply unpleasant state of unmet arousal: we are aroused rather than despondent, but, for one or more reasons, our arousal cannot be met or directed.

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Jesse Miksic: Robert Graves’ Mythology in Tokyo-3 and Fódlan

Jesse Miksic: Robert Graves’ Mythology in Tokyo-3 and Fódlan

The boy walks slowly across the wasteland, a lone figure—eyes in shadow, looking vaguely at his feet, but knowing, somehow, where he is going.

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