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Cao Kou
Cao Kou 曹寇 is a novelist, essayist, and screenwriter. Known for his dry sense of humor and anti-pretentious prose style, Cao’s short stories often focus on the unlovely textures of life away from urban centers, and the deep inequities half-concealed by human resilience. He has published over ten collections of short stories, as well as the novel Life in the Saddam Era.

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Stench

Fiction

January 2023

Cao Kou

TR. Canaan Morse

Fiction

January 2023

The scent of osmanthus blossoms still lingered in her neighbourhood when a handful of men entered her home. Yet when they stepped through her...

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September 2012

Existere: Documenting Performance Art

David Gothard

Jo Melvin

John James

Rye Dag Holmboe

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September 2012

The following conversation was held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, in May 2012. The event took place...

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December 2016

Wildness of the Day

Orlando Reade

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December 2016

One day in late 2011, waiting outside Green Park station, my gaze was drawn to an unexpected sight. Earlier...

Prize Entry

April 2017

/gosha rubchinskiy/

Christopher Burkham

Prize Entry

April 2017

1. APARTMENT INTERIOR/MORNING/BELYAYEVO, MOCKBA, ROSSIJSKAJA FEDERACIJA…   There is a T-shirt on the desk in front of him.  ...

 

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