Monthly Archives: July 2013

The sufferings of the world

I’m delighted to say that I’ve just been asked to contribute to a collection of responses to Kafka, to be published next year by Italy’s Institute of Germanic Studies.  Right now, as women and children are abducted by supine, mendacious … Continue reading

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Rum, nuclear warheads and stiletto heels

As I said in an earlier post, my novella The Slave House is loosely based on some time I spent in Portugal in the late 1970s. It was a difficult time, for Portugal as a whole and for me in particular, … Continue reading

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Antony and the Johnsons, Rome Auditorium

The first time I saw Antony Hegarty, at the Meltdown curated by Patti Smith some years ago, I barely knew who he was. My sister had won tickets to any event she chose and it’s one of my small regrets … Continue reading

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