Book Reviews

David Albahari’s “Globetrotter”

This sense of absence pervades the characters’ ideas of national identity — all of them are personally defined by things they lacked in their pasts, either symbolically, literally, or both.

Ernst Meister’s “Wallless Space”

What happens when a “piteously naked” philosopher-turned-poet decides to pursue philosophy in the form of verse?

Edgard Telles Ribeiro’s “His Own Man”

In "His Own Man," nations, like the individuals therein, adapt and change such that their contemporary states bear little resemblance to their earlier incarnations.

October 2014

Some Other Zoo

I explained at the top of my voice that my daughter had disappeared.


His father had just been taken down from the branch of a ceiba tree.

Paranoid City

Inside the trunk was another lifeless body.

“The Mastermind”: An Act of Translation

No one can understand what is going on in Guatemala.

from “With Absolute Passion”

I go in and out of memories as one fighting to stay awake.

The Ape

“He really looks like his monkey, doesn’t he?”

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