Sparagmos: the Fall
by Paul Xylinides
Sometimes the truth is unbearable. Illusion, for awhile, is preferable. Such is the calculation that the young writer makes for those whom he does not wish to damage. Sparagmos, meaning the dismemberment of a victim, is intended in this memoir to apply in the original Greek sense of “tearing apart” as can occur to one’s consciousness — spiritual, emotional, and psychological — when under assault.