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Past Habitual

The narrative of Past Habitual roams through experiences both commonplace and formative; childhood play, scarlet fever, a first kiss, befriending a Nazi spy, all under the uneasy canopy of wartime Ireland. Voices move with ease from that of a young child to a German immigrant, IRA member to colloquial chatter, forming a web of interactions that lay out a century’s tensions both thoughtfully and provocatively. Read on! →

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Vol. XXVII, #1 Dalkey Archive Annual 1

A Short Introduction Wallace Markfield, excerpt from Teitlebaum’s Window Piotr Szewc, excerpt from Annihilation William Eastlake, excerpt from Castle Keep Svetislav Basara, excerpt from Chinese Letter Felipe Alfau, excerpt from Chromos Aidan Higgins, excerpt from Flotsam and Jetsam Gert Jonke, Read on! →

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Out of Focus

The anonymous narrator in Alf MacLochlainn’s Out of Focus has more than blurred vision when he looks at the world around him as he recuperates from his many minor accidents. His visual perception or skewed perspective is a working out of the author’s… Read on! →

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Out of Focus

The anonymous narrator in Alf MacLochlainn’s Out of Focus has more than blurred vision when he looks at the world around him as he recuperates from his many minor accidents. His visual perception or skewed perspective is a working out of the author’s… Read on! →

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The Corpus in the Library: Stories and Novellas

In this collection of two novellas and seven short stories, Alf MacLochlainn comically reduces life’s problems to the minute details of everyday existence. Socks, shoes, and trousers suggest perplexing difficulties: how best to put them on, the… Read on! →

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