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Violet Allen “The Venus Effect” | Short Story #334

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2020 Short Stories

story: “The Venus Effect” author: Violet Allen year: 2015 where: Temporary office. I just finished teaching Namwali Serpell’s “The Banality of Empathy” and I am currently cringing at my younger self who believed that art encourages empathy and that empathy will SAVE US ALL! note: “The Banality of Empathy” led me to this amazing short story. I suggest reading it alongside (or before, or after) Allen. This story’s structure uses what Bertolt Brecht calls the […]