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Illustrations: Ken Krimstein,  Chicago, United States

Matthew Stadler

Matthew Stadler

Matthew Stadler is a novelist (Landscape: Memory, Allan Stein, Chloe Jarren's La Cucaracha, and others) and essayist. He was the literary editor of Nest magazine and a co-founder of Publication Studio, where he now edits the Fellow Travelers Series. He is the editor of the Polity of Literature project.

Prison Books in the Time of Refugees

Matthew Stadler, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
Illustrations: Ken Krimstein, Chicago, United States 

The eighth piece in our Polity of Literature series: Books cited in this essay: Plato, Crito and Phaedo Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, The Relation of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca Mary White Rowlandson, Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Hugo Grotius, Commentary on the Apostle Matthew Louise Michel, The Red Virgin Mahatma...

sketch of 3 judges at a high desk, with a crowd below

Biz. Alive at the Gezi Park trial.

Simon(e) van Saarloos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Illustrations: Ken Krimstein, Chicago, United States 

The third piece in our Polity of Literature series: At the Gezi Park trials in Turkey, sixteen people are charged with “threatening to overthrow the state” for actions they took in 2013, protesting the proposed closing of Gezi Park, a unique public green space in the heart of Istanbul. They are architects, lawyers, citizen journalists, urban planners, and a businessman...