Objects of mercy

Herta Muller’s The Appointment is a book about objects and their power to make life real, make life livable. Humans are useless because they have all given up. The nameless narrator narrates her life on a tram en route to yet another interrogation by Major Albu, one of countless henchmen working to keep the Communist […]

Maya – who? Mayakovsky! Part II

  This is part two of four excerpts I will be posting from Vladimir Mayakovsky’s poem The Cloud in Trousers. Read New York, 2004