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Alain Arias-Misson

Alain Arias-Misson was born in Brussels; educated mostly in U.S., becoming a real fake-American, a fake real-Belgian--a life-time duality: American Writer by vocation, European artist by accident, one of the initiators of visual poetry in the early sixties in Spain - Belgium; and has published stories and 6 novels in the U.S. since 1963.

Alain Arias-Misson will be reading at the Ukrainian Institute of America--2 East 79th street--on March 15.

Theatre of Incest

When, as a child, I first caught sight of my mother naked, I thought she was being punished.

from the story collection
The Man Who Walked on Air & other tales of innocence

out this month from Black Scat Press T. T.  was travelling East when it happened—not merely the Katmandu of CNN news but the Katmandu of dream… It is true however that he had first been prompted by an urgent if cryptic letter he had received from his old Chinese friend, Tcheng Li-Kin, who had a silk shop in the Nepalese capital… Something about very little time being left.

The Unfaithful Dreamer

Alfred Peabody was a faithful husband in his second marriage. He couldn’t help himself. He was too happy with his spouse. Oh he had occasional fantasies about other women, but he really only wanted to be faithful and happy with his spouse, whom he truly loved.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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