Monthly Archives: November 2011

Victims and Perpetrators: Murakami in Spain

The processing of collective trauma has been an important theme in the work of Japanese translator and writer Haruki Murakami. A literary superstar in his own country he is now considered to be one of the world’s greatest novelists. In … Continue reading

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First They Ignore You…

Recent developments in the ongoing Occupy Wall Street Movement have brought the timeless wisdom of Mohandas Gandhi to mind: “First they ignore you, then they laugh atyou, then they fight and then you win”. Events here and now in our … Continue reading

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The Reward of Patience

As I seem to remember it was St. Augustine who said something like… “The reward of patience is… patience”. After four days of delay and two cancelled flights I eventually arrived at my destination in Buenos Aires. Intermittent eruptions of … Continue reading

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