Articles tagged "Execution"


The Platform

As day dawned in the small town, old Ruschel was already at work assembling the platform, with the care of someone preparing a gallows. The event was scheduled for eight p.m. sharp, and no delay would…...

Ballad of Ventas Prison

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Practice for Hangmen

When the world is filled with evil, Transform all mishaps into the path of bodhi. -The Mind-Training Slogans of Atisha The Egyptian forensic doctor Fakhri Ohamed Saleh told the Arab television network…...

Fragments from “Real Life for the Last Scene of a Movie”

"Nothing can be more important than love." --Gidon Kremer I. Out of necessity We had to walk. This necessity made me happy. I hadn't been this happy for a long while, I thought. It's hot. Stifling…...

from The Banquet in Blitva

Written before the Second World War but not widely available until 1962, Miroslav Krleza's Banquet in Blitva combines the satire of a Jonathan Swift with the style and tone of the Austrian Recession…...