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I Was Determined to Remember: Harriet Jacobs and the Corporeality of Slavery’s Legacies
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A Drop of Concentrated Empathy: On Brokenness and Beauty in the Stories of George Saunders
COMPRESSION TRANSFORMS A SUBSTANCE. The fundamental properties of the object can undergo such radical change that it is no longer recognizable. George Saunders does this to language: he takes words and feelings and presses them together until they reach some kind ...Ali Bektaş is a molecular biologist working on plants, microbes, and agriculture, and is developing distributed, affordable, and easy-to-use systems of detecting informative nucleic acids in agricultural environments. He is from Istanbul and lives in Oakland, California. He can be reached at [email protected].