As noted in a previous post, Lessing’s prose style (or lack of it) has been the subject of much criticism over the years. I wonder how the following comments by David Pendlebury, a translator of Classical Persian, might feed into this debate: 360 more words
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This interview with Robert Whitaker— Psychiatry Now Admits It’s Been Wrong in Big Ways – But Can It Change?—is well worth reading. Whitaker has been an influential critic of psychiatry’s misuse of antipsychotic drugs as well as its models for diagnosis and treatment. 573 more words
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And, when you come right down to it, there is simply no non-Whiggish way of writing, about science or any subject. It is entirely pointless for an author to indulge in general acknowledgements of his liability to error and ignorance; while he cannot, on obvious logical grounds, point out to us specifically where he errs or is ignorant.
I’m reading the Bell jar by Sylvia Plath and it kind of captures the essence of my internal conflict of the moment. It is beautiful, tragic and I wish I can write the way she did, to feed my soul with words, to wipe away from memory the disappointment that the world gifts me at every step. 208 more words
Living in a heavily polarized world feels so challenging to me a lot of the time, as I’m sure it must for others. For probably about two decades now, I’ve felt that it was necessary to try to be as “defined” as possible, even though this “definition” might, ironically, come in the form of molding myself to the expectations and preferences of others! 1,647 more words