Donum natalicium


back Ginan Rauf Introduction The first conversationalist was Socrates, who replaced this war of words by dialogue. Perhaps he did not invent dialogue, which was originally a Sicilian mime or puppet play, but he introduced the idea that individuals couldn’t be intelligent on their own, that they need someone… Read more


back Danielle Arnold Freedman My being born in a tiny coal-mining village in Warwickshire, England, Harvard may have seemed an unobvious destination. However, I had been primed for it from the start by a favourite Uncle who had escaped in the preceding generation, to Canada. Equally unobviously I did… Read more

Pictures at a Transboundary Basilica

back Laurie Hart Fieldnote, August 1995, Prespa, Macedonia, Greece I wake to the sounds of my landlady, Irini, and her husband Markos talking quietly in the kitchen. She’s boiling maize that Markos will use as bait on his fish hooks and preparing to bake an enormous carp (grivadi) that… Read more