Tag: short stories

  • Book Review: Mikołaj Grynberg and the Inheritance of Oppression

    Book Review: Mikołaj Grynberg and the Inheritance of Oppression

    Reading Mikołaj Grynberg in a time of war. “We have jokes because we haven’t got any hope. But we sure know how to laugh, don’t you think?” UNKNOWN Polish photographer and oral historian Mikołaj Grynberg emerges into the English publishing space with his collection of short stories inspired by the stories of Polish Jews across […]

  • Book Review: Judgment Day & Other White Lies

    Book Review: Judgment Day & Other White Lies

    A sharp-edged collected fiction on American values that blends the certainty of mythology with the horrors of distorted revisionist history. Judgment Day takes the shape of seven stories ranging in form, reality, and aspects of Greek mythology to illustrate how tragedy becomes desensitized for our cast of narrators and contributing witnesses. Some stories here use the […]

  • Book Review Roundup: Post-Grad Edition (May-June)

    It’s been a minute. What happened? I graduated from grad school, finished writing my thesis (a whole BOOK!), and published my last issue with a literary journal that I love very much. Now, I’m taking a break to focus on my one true love (hint: it’s reading). Below is another short roundup of books I […]

  • Adrift for a Moment: A Proletarian Reading of The Decameron Project

    Adrift for a Moment: A Proletarian Reading of The Decameron Project

    This concise rebranding of the short story form has done something critically restorative for our shifting society: it has made the realm of narrative fiction a privilege affordable for all.