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BAGGAGE: Alex Caldiero in Retrospect

These images are from the catalogue for the exhibition just mounted by the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City. The exhibition will be open until June. As you can see, the catalogue is a brilliant expansion and … Continue reading

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Steven Epperson . . . And May It Be So

For 19 years, my friend Steven Epperson has been the minister of a congregation of Unitarians in Vancouver, British Columbia. Yesterday he led the services there for the last time and I attended church for the first time in who … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

“Are we friends, my brother? ” That question undoes me every time I read it. My fragmentary essay ended with the words: “Merry Christmas, Mom. I love you dearly.” John added sentiments that quicken my heart: “you too my brother!” … Continue reading

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Translating the Untranslatable

Last summer I visited my friend Zarko Radakovic in Cologne, Germany. I brought with me a gift for Zarko from my friend Alex Caldiero—Alex’s newest book: Zarko wanted to reciprocate, but when I suggested that he send Alex a copy … Continue reading

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Learning Cyrillic / Ћзрилица

“Learning Cyrillic” is the title of a story by David Albahari, in a translation by Ellen Elias-Bursac, published in Words without Borders, January 2007. It is also the title of a book of short stories, soon to appear in a US edition … Continue reading

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