It does not seem to me, Austerlitz added, that we understand the laws governing the return of the past, but I feel more and more as if time did not exist at all, only various spaces interlocking according to the rules of a higher form of stereometry, between which the living and the dead can move back and forth as they like. W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz (2001) 1. The library is compri ... (read more)
Sarah Gory’s essay ‘Ghosts, Ghosts Everywhere’ was runner-up in the 2022 Calibre Essay Prize.
June 2022, no. 443 • 23 May 2022
At the beginning of 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write (2014), author, mother, and playwright Sarah Ruhl notes: ‘At the end of the day, writing has very little to do with writing, and much to do with life. And life, by definition, is not an intrusion.’ Ceridwen Dovey and Eliza Bell’s Mothertongues embraces, embodies even, this collapse of the boundaries between living and writing. Rathe ... (read more)