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John Berger's funeral, Mieussey, France

Photograph by David Heath

John Berger in the Bardo

John Berger—Marxist art critic, poet and novelist, screenwriter and essayist—passed away in Paris on January 2nd of this year at the age of 90. Read more

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The author, age fifteen, Patagonia

What does it mean to "be" yourself? The face reflected in the mirror is unrecognizable. Read more

Columns 2 Comments

Alberto Manguel compares his life in the French countryside to that of Cain, whom God despised for being a settled crop farmer, and whom he punished by forcing him to wander. Read more

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Thinking back to the lovely black turtleneck years, before the crinkles and the white hairs. Read more

FICTION 2 Comments

A paranoid office-worker relieves the alienation she feels in her job by writing experimental lyric prose. Read more

FICTION

Our film is a semi-documentary. We are ourselves, up to a point; beyond this point is the "semi," a region with boundaries that become more or less imprecise, according to our view of them. In one sense, it is semi from beginning to end, for we would Read more

Essays

Runner-up in the 2nd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

Postcard Story Contest

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