Our reality in reverse: A conversation from a Russian classroom

I treasure my subscription to Harper's Magazine. Each month it delivers a sampler of high-quality original writings and other material, like a fine box of Belgian chocolates. The "other material" is what makes Harper's especially delicious. Harper's rummages through the world's vast written record, and like an artist making sculpture out of found objects, the … Continue reading Our reality in reverse: A conversation from a Russian classroom

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An anonymous woman’s harrowing account of post-WWII life in Berlin

Twitter tells me that August is #WomenInTranslation month. (I'm thrilled both to realize that this is a thing, and that it's happening at this moment. No waiting!) There is a trove of tweets on the subject that I've eagerly riffled through. Then I asked myself, if I were to dedicate a post to this, what … Continue reading An anonymous woman’s harrowing account of post-WWII life in Berlin