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    “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…

  • 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…

  • Uncle Saadat and the Great Manto

    by Michael K. Iwoleit In his moving memoir „Uncle Manto“ Hamid Jalal draws a distinctive line between the private man he knew and the public figure Manto. Manto – that…