Aubrey, Maturin and HMS Surprise

HMS Surprise is the third in Patrick O’Brian’s popular and well regarded series of Aubrey/Maturin novels. The series is centered around the lives of  Royal Navy captain Jack Aubrey and his close friend naval surgeon and intelligence operative Dr. Stephen Maturin during the Napoleonic War era. HMS Surprise was the first book in the series …

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Found in translation

Poetry, Poesie, Poesia By James H. Miller I have an undying respect for poetry translators. I've never had the patience or discipline to truly learn a foreign language myself. I tried Spanish so that I might read Cesar Vallejo in the original, attempted German because I thought Goethe was really rad, and then French for …

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Nonsense in the current social order

The University of Resentment: Alan Kaufman’s Wild Idea By Kwame Opoku-Duku, Forum General Editor "I am very unhappy with current attempts throughout the universities of the Western world by a group I have called 'the school of resentment' to put the arts, and literature in particular, in the service of social change...pseudo-Marxists, pseudo-feminists, watery disciples of …

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México: Política y Poética

Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper and Animations By Katie Dalla, Forum Poetry Editor It’s not often that an art exhibit representing a country goes to the extent of actually showcasing remains of its own citizens. No, nobody’s limbs were severed and put on a podium, but Teresa Margolles’ vibrant yet grotesque 2003 piece, Papeles, brings …

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Aubrey, Maturin and HMS Surprise by Forum editor HMS Surprise is the third in Patrick O’Brian’s popular and well regarded series of Aubrey/Maturin novels. The series is centered around the lives of  Royal Navy captain Jack Aubrey and his close friend naval surgeon and intelligence operative Dr. Stephen Maturin during the Napoleonic War era. HMS …

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Raymond Carver: Treading on Sacred Ground by Evan Jones I grew up reading the stories of Raymond Carver. I have my mother to thank for the introduction and my own good sense to thank for aiding me in maintaining the relationship. I loved the “real life” subject matter and blue-collar characters of carver’s stories, stories …

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