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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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Art

March 2015

The Mask

Roger Caillois

TR. Jeffrey Stuker

Art

March 2015

Here I offer some reflections and several facts potentially useful for a phenomenology of the mask. Needless to say,...

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Issue No. 14

In Search of the Dice Man

Emmanuel Carrère

TR. Will Heyward

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Issue No. 14

Towards the end of the 1960s, Luke Rhinehart was practicing psychoanalysis in New York, and was sick and tired...

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February 2011

Red Shirts in Thailand

Sam Brown

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February 2011

The closest I had ever come to a protest was in 2003, in Bangkok, when I tried and failed...

 

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