Ode to Jouissance is a long term project, a collection of short stories focussing on various aspects of what it is like to be part of Europe in the twentieth and twentieth centuries, both the New Europe and Old. As with most of my writing, the primary question is that of home. For those living in Europe, what is it that we can call home? A place? A set of values? A shared history? A shared view of "the outside"? A collective guilt about past wrongs and present indulgences? Or is it the one thing the perceived absence of which makes enemies of each other?


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