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This Week in Short Fiction: Thus Were Their Faces by Silvina Ocampo


Probably more than anything else, sheer curiosity propels readers through [Silvina Ocampo's] stories. ...more

Brief Thoughts on Alvaro Mutis’s “The Tramp Steamer’s Last Port Of Call”


There is a line of James Wright I have always loved: “Where is the sea, that once solved the whole loneliness of the Midwest?”

Re-reading one of the great modern sea stories, “The Tramp Steamer’s Last Port of Call,” by the Colombian writer Alvaro Mutis, I thought of this line of Wright’s.