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  • Nova 29 published

    Small publisher p.machinery has just announced the publication of issue #29 of Nova, a magazine for contempory German language science fiction stories edited by WCH founder Michael K. Iwoleit and…

  • “But I did love!…” – James Tiptree, jr. and the World’s Greatest Science Fiction Story

    by Michael K. Iwoleit Yes, I know. There is no such thing as the world’s greatest science fiction story. There is no single greatest novel, no greatest opera, no greatest…

  • The Turkish Chekhov: Some Remarks on Sait Faik

    by Michael K. Iwoleit It’s an irony that a man who carved out such a humble, peripheral existence, who never really managed to establish himself in ordinary life, who prefered…

  • The True Invisible. On William S. Burroughs‘ Life and Work

    by Horst Pukallus During his time in Tanger (Morocco), where he lived from 1954 to 1958 and wrote Naked Lunch, William Seward Burroughs, born in St. Louis in 1914, became…

  • Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century

    On occasion of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair 1998 in Harare the Kenyan scholar and political writer Ali Al’amin Mazrui initiated the compilation of a list of the best African…

  • Why I Don’t Like Kafka

    by Michael K. Iwoleit There are writers who have spawned a whole industry of interpreters. The volume of interpretative literature not uncommonly surpasses the work of the respective writer many…

  • My Top Ten Science Fiction Stories

    by Michael K. Iwoleit With the following article I started a while ago a blog on short fiction the content of which is now transfered to this new repository. It…

  • The Master of the Unspoken. Remarks on Nirmal Verma

    by Michael K. Iwoleit Among the Hindi writers of his generation Nirmal Verma probably had the closest affinity to Europe and European literature. Decades before exile and alienation became a…