Antipodean bloggers to avoid ...
Everybody told me to avoid you
you're too unstable for me.
I can turn myself inside out
if that's what you want
but I'll still be lost at sea
and the scent of blood attracts sharks.
I am my own albatross. Not yours.
Throw me overboard
if that's what you want.
I'll gulp saltwater gratefully.
And when they drag me in
bloated and green
with the rest of the catch
Dumped on the deck
but I'm free.
Analogised to balancing act ...
Technological change can make even recent “contemporary” fiction feel dated. So writers of literary works are increasingly setting them in the future Coldest River
As "three titles of contemporary Slovak fiction are set to be launched on the Anglophone book market" just now, Eva Andrejčáková reports on How to sell Slovak books to English readers in The Slovak Spectator.
The main problem remains the same as it has been in the past -- Slovak literature is a big unknown in the UK and does not have the supporting pillars as Czech literature does in the tradition of Hašek, Hrabal, or Kundera.Nevertheless, some of the older titles mentioned here are under review at the complete review, including Rivers of Babylon by Peter Pišťanek and Samko Tále's Cemetery Book, by Daniela Kapitáňová. And I did just get a copy of the Balla,In the Name of the Father (see the Jantar publicity page), and hope to get to that soon.
Exophonic writers, who write in a language other than their native one, are an odd bunch — perhaps none more so than the Surrealist, spectral Leonora Carrington Surreal Kafka Down Under
Philosophers agonize over AI but largely ignore nonhuman intelligence in front of us. Consider the stupendous mental abilities of honey badgers and elephants... more Some SESs at Latitude pinching themselves in a mirror in The Morning I am an SES ;-)
"The enormous benefits of the work best friend"