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).

Ayutthaya

By Stan Persky / 2001 September 3
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In Part Twelve of The Short Version, Stan Persky visits a Thai temple

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BROWSING YOURSELF

By Stan Persky / 2001 August 28
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Stan Persky begins a relevant argument with Internet Search Engines

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Athens

By Stan Persky / 2001 August 16
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Part Eleven of Stan Persky’s The Short Version is about the city of Athens.

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"Arcadia" and "Art"

By Stan Persky / 2001 August 12
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In these excerpts from The Short Version, Stan Persky examines "Arcadia" and "Art"

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Mean Streets of Havana

By Stan Persky / 2001 August 9
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Stan Persky on the mean streets of Havana

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Apartheid

By Stan Persky / 2001 August 6
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In Part eight of Stan Persky’s The Short Version he makes an unusually personal examination of Apartheid

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Alphabet

By Stan Persky / 2001 July 30
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The Seventh in Stan Persky’s series, The Short Version. This one is about the alphabet.

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Woody Allen

By Stan Persky / 2001 July 21
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Part six of Stan Persky’s Short Version. This is about Woody Allen

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Paul Alexander

By Stan Persky / 2001 July 14
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The latest installment of Stan Persky’s The Short Version: Paul Alexander.

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After Lorca

By Stan Persky / 2001 July 5
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Stan Persky offers us the fourth part of his ongoing series. This one is about the poet Jack Spicer, and is titled, as is one of Spicer’s books, After Lorca

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