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When a group of schoolboys were marooned on an island in 1965, it turned out very differently from William Golding’s bestseller, writes Rutger Bregman Rutger Bregman, The Guardian, Saturday 9 May 2020  @rcbregman  A still from the 1963 film of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Photograph: Ronald Grant For centuries western culture has been …

AFTERWARDS the bird flies out, the nestling watches her from its nest: the swing of her wings, the turn of her tail, the air yielding under them. horizon is tilted, the world around gets tightened in an egg. if she doesn’t come back the shell will be its home. BOUNDED Bounded by a semolina lump, …

“Words have more power than any one can guess; it is by words that the world’s great fight, now in these civilized times, is carried on.”   BY MARIA POPOVA “To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards out of men*,” the poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox wrote in her 1914 anthem against silence — a …

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie · Novelist Inspired by Nigerian history and tragedies all but …

İlkyaz’s new works are now live and can be found below and throughout the postings on the English homepage! As İlkyaz, we work to introduce three young writers every month. We translate these works, which are be made up of a short stories or poems, into English and endeavour to introduce them to readers outside of …

“I can conceıve of no better servıce… than boldly exposıng the weakness, lıabılıtıes and ınfınıte corruptıons of democracy.” By Maria Popova   “Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and reimagined if it is to survive,” Zadie Smith wrote in her spectacular essay on optimism and despair. The illusion of permanent progress …

FRÜHLING / SPRING PRODUCTION Together with eyecatchproductions we recently finished the production of “Frühling” (Spring/Printemps), the newest animated short directed by Moritz Mayerhofer. The film is currently traveling the festival circuit. SYNOPSIS After a long winter a bee is looking for spring. Based on the classic poem “It is Spring” by Eduard Moerike (1829), musically interpreted by …