June 10, 2008Aside

Weekday Squib: Does it catch mice?

The ambition of Pintu

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Over at Brooklyn Rail, Omair Ahmad has a short story that starts this way:

Everybody knows that Deng Xiaoping was from Gorakhpur, in eastern UP, that huge monster of a state in India. Well, everybody that knows these things knows, and everybody else would too, if they paid any attention. [Brooklyn Rail]



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