Rivka Galchen

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What Kind of Funny Is He? Under Kafka's Spell

Perhaps you didn’t know that in addition to being a very funny writer, Kafka’s life yields a lot of comedy too.


Exquisite Corpse

Fifteen writers from a variety of genres contribute to an original short story.

"We’d wanted roles in this flick where there’s nothing left on earth to eat but cockroaches and babies. Verisimilitude, Francis said. To win great roles, do great stuff. We picked Trieste because the exchange rate was good. But rumors gypsies sold babies were false. So we stole one. We ate it, but got caught. I escaped; the gypsies chained him in a basement. He had to get their “queen” pregnant in six cycles. Five had passed."


Disaster Aversion

The quest to control hurricanes.