Stan Persky taught philosophy at Capilano University in N. Vancouver, B.C. He received the 2010 B.C. Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Literary Excellence. His most recent books are Reading the 21st Century: Books of the Decade, 2000-2009 (McGill-Queen's, 2011), Post-Communist Stories: About Cities, Politics, Desires (Cormorant, 2014), and Letter from Berlin: Essays 2015-2016 (Dooney's, 2017).
Today no one cares about the tongue of Orpheus cut out by order of the tyrant yesterday. And everyday schoolchildren visit the museum to gaze indifferently upon the tongue of Orpheus in a glass case. Allthat’slivingmemorytome isbuttheendofhistory for the children bow their heads only to the little screens in their palms "…class…Read More