Posts Tagged: doppelganger

The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #35: Moons and Mirrors, Fathers and Sons

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So, I had a vision this morning in which I visited the moon. What’s that? You don’t have visions? Oh, my friend, you must learn to have visions; it is a gift that saves.

I did not intend to go to the moon.

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This Week of Short Fiction

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New motherhood: it’s common but totally strange, completely natural yet weirdly alien, a beautiful miracle and absolutely disgusting. It can also have some strong effects on a woman’s perception of self and identity, as Helen Phillips (The Beautiful Bureaucrat) explores brilliantly in her story “The Doppelgängers,” chosen by Lauren Groff at Recommended Reading this week.

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Seeing Double

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The new issue of the revived The Scofield is out, spotlighting the work of Dambudzo Marechera and a favorite literary motif: the doppelgänger. The magazine revisits classics from the likes of Poe and Dostoevsky, offers theoretical views on the doppelgänger, and shares fiction from contemporary voices like Helen Phillips and Jeffery Renard Allen.

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