MRU14: Sleeping Beauty

The Story of An Hour”(1894) by Kate Chopin (US)
A woman reacts to the news of her husband’s death.

“The Truth According to Parviz Mansoor Samadi” (2008) excerpt from Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator on Piazza Vittorio by Amara Lakhous (Algeria/Italy)
An Iranian refugee in Rome tells “everything” about his neigbour.

An Enigmatic Document from the Papers of Doctor Yang(2011) by Josh Stenberg (Canada/China)
A text about an ancient kingdom is discovered in the notebooks of a scholar.

Vanishing Virgil”  (2011) essay by Maaza Mengiste (Ethiopia/US)
The author visits the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo in search of Rosalia Lombardo.

“French Artist Killed in Sunday’s Earthquake” s(2007) from the collection The Secret Lives of People in Love by Simon Van Booy (UK/US)
A woman experiences her last moments.


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