Constantine Rusanov

 

Green Island, Taiwan

Travel Writing

At about twenty miles off the eastern shore of Taiwan, this jungle-carpeted volcanic outcrop may be an ideal retreat from the glitz and hubbub of the country’s major urban centers, but, for better or worse, it has been pretty much ignored by international travelers.

Peripheral Vision

Features

The characters in the experimental short stories by the Russian writer Anatoly Gavrilov subsist on a bland diet of propaganda slogans, doggerel, and popular superstition. Their lives are lived out on the periphery of burnt-out landscapes amid blast-furnaces, abandoned warehouses and tumble-down barracks.