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Why We Write III

Thus far, I’ve looked at two writers and their motivation for writing: Herta Müller and William Gass. On the surface they are quite different; besides race (they are both white) they really have nothing much in common. 1,031 more words

On Writers And Writing

Why I write

My earliest memory is being in a children’s bookshop in Northern London and collecting books off the shelves, almost frantically. I didn’t even bother to look at the content; I was, and I remember this distinctly, choosing them based on the illustrations on the covers. 1,127 more words


Review: Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Today I started and finished Kafka’s novella Metamorphosis.  I found this story a simple one – to the point.  I would say this story is open to a number of interpretations and this review is about my interpretation because as I read it I felt it was about something very specific for me.  347 more words


Writing to Live or Living to Write?

This is a question I’ve been pondering over the last few months. I consider myself a heart and soul writer; I like to write personal stuff bearing my heart very much on my sleeve. 799 more words


Reading on Coincidence: Robert Walser

It’s one thing or the other. Robert Walser is either fashionable in Brazil right now or I am an intersection of coincidences. Two friends, who I’m almost certain don’t know each other, have been reading him recently. 748 more words


The World of Literature: Part 1

Literature has the power to transport you to different times, places and worlds. But when was the last time you explored ‘the world of literature’, so to say? 1,653 more words