Thursday, August 18, 2005

"An Account of the Death of Mr Partridge" by Jonathan Swift

An almanac predicts a man's death--and so the man must die. But not before as much humor as possible is milked from the situation, of course. Read by Scoot.

Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver's Travels, of course... more to come, whenever we get the time!

Monday, August 15, 2005

"Axolotl" by Julio Cortázar

As in the Mexican salamander or "water dog," a creature with amazing regnerative properties and equally amazing metamorphic qualities... The narrator observes them closely in Paris and perhaps go a bit too far in identifying with his amphibious friends. Read by Sushma Joshi.

Details about Argentine writer Julio Cortázar to come (sorry, we're still traveling!)

Sushma Joshi is a fiction writer, playwright, magazine editor, filmmaker, journalist, and all-round cultural phenomenon from Kathmandu, Nepal. She is currently working on a documentary in Manhattan after a busy summer earning an advanced degree in Vermont. Soon enough she will be back in Asia, working on yet more new and exciting artistic projects.