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Review | Historical Baggage by Houman Barekat

Houman Barekat Historical Baggage   The Bureau of Past Management, Iris Hanika (trans. Abigail Wender), V&Q Books, 2021, pp.200, £12.99 (paperback) The Appointment, Katharina Volckmer, Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2020, pp.112, £9.99 (paperback) A suitably ungainly word for a hefty undertaking, the German portmanteau Vergangenheitsbewältigung  –  ‘overcoming  the  past’  –  denotes  the  attempt by the German people [...]

Poetry | The Conversation by Emily Cooper & Jo Burns

These poems are an extract from a collection that follows a conversation held between three muses/lovers of Picasso: Marie-Thérèse Walter, Dora Maar and Françoise Gilot. The speakers are indicated by the initials before each poem. Emily Cooper & Jo Burns The Conversation D.M Life Without Françoise, You were young when we first met Though already [...]