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No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

No Longer Human is one of those rare books which almost perfectly manages to capture the misery of alienation and disillusionment of an individual from society and his gradual fall into complete desperation. 1,762 more words


Writers in Art: Portrait of Leo Tolstoy in His Study by Ilya Repin

By now, it is obvious that I love Ilya Repin’s paintings of famous Russian writers. This image of Tolstoy illustrates why: the coupling of serenity and realism is a powerful combination. 10 more words


Anatoly Lunacharsky plaques, Moscow

Still another of those questionable personalities. It couldn’t be any other way, not from the time of the Russian Revolution. People are paradoxical enough as it is – toss them into the vortex of paradoxes that any revolution is, and you have a genuine mess. 887 more words

Memorial Plaques To Writers

A Passage From World Lit That I Found Inspiring And Profound

There was a new feature in Pierre’s relations with Willarski, with the princess, with the doctor, and with all the people he now met, which gained for him the general good will. 101 more words

Leo Tolstoy

Midterm today, so enjoy these quotes!

I have a midterm this afternoon so I can’t really do anything that requires any brain power whatsoever, because all of my brain power is taken up by pages upon pages of this: 458 more words

Student Struggle

essence of the soul

Yes, love… but not the love that loves for something, to gain something, or because of something, but that love that I felt for the first time, when dying, I saw my enemy and yet loved him. 49 more words



Storge is the love of family. The love a parent has for a child, or a child has for a favourite aunt or uncle. The love a foster parent feels for the children in his or her care, or the love a grandparent feels for the child adopted by his son- and daughter-in-law. 126 more words