Joseph Grim Feinberg (author)

Joseph Grim Feinberg

EN: Joseph Grim Feinberg is a social theorist and writer based in Prague. His fiction and essays have appeared in Pleiades, Mobius, the Montreal Review, Le Monde diplomatique (German edition), Pravda (Bratislava), Analogon (Prague), Volksstimme (Vienna), and elsewhere. His book The Paradox of Authenticity, a scholarly and literary reflection on the meaning of Slovak folklore, was published in 2018.

In Lieu of Dragons

It isn’t known what the maker of the Hunt-Lenox Globe meant in writing “hic sunt dracones” across the eastern shores of Asia. It has been speculated that the inscription refers to the Dagroians, whose anthropophagous exequies on the island of Java scandalized the scandalous Rustichello, biographer of Marco Polo. “Here live Dargoians.” Or it could …

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