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'Time, I kept hearing people say that year, has broken. Time broke: as if it were an object knocked from a shelf, or an ancient stuttering machine with parts worn through,

'I'm getting ahead of myself already.

'Time is a function of narrative. (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Heat (Series 3) no. 6 December 2022 25568670 2022 periodical issue

    'HEAT Series 3 Number 6, in fuchsia pink, marks our first year back in print. It opens with an essay on the nature of time by Fiona Wright, followed by a meditation on childhood, grief, and freedom by Hanne Ørstavik (trans. Martin Aitken); then, a sequence of poems about bereavement by Zang Di (trans. Eleanor Goodman), insights on fatherhood by Oscar Schwartz, some surprising ceramic post-it notes by artist Kenny Pittock, and a long essay by Amitava Kumar about the ideological shifts across decades in eastern India.' (Publication summary)

    pg. 8-20
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