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On politics and Candy Crush Saga

Politics in a work of literature, Stendhal once opined, is like a pistol shot in the middle of a concert. Perhaps the same may be said of politics in a literary blog. 527 more words

Stagger Lee: A Berlin Bar

April 27, 2014

The first thing he said to me on Tinder was that he really liked my photographs, at least my Instagram photos. He wrote, “I just wanted to say….” I wondered whether that was all he wanted to say. 3,149 more words


la facciata di un palazzo

«… in questo popolo nato per la bellezza, e in mezzo al quale del resto è pericoloso o inconcludente parlare di politica, ci si occupa per un mese di seguito del grado di bellezza della facciata di una casa nuova… Avere un bel palazzo in città dà più credito che dei milioni in banca.»
Stendhal, Rome, Naples et Florence, 1817


Napoli, 11 Gennaio 1817

“Parto. Non dimenticherò né la via Toledo né tutti gli altri quartieri di Napoli; ai miei occhi è, senza nessun paragone, la città più bella dell’universo”.


Picture via Storvandre.


Short stories are great

First of all many apologies for not writing anything yesterday, it was just one of those things.

Now let’s talk about short stories, especially why I truly like them. 369 more words


The Reader's Soul

Announcement: marching season is over tomorrow, but while that means I’ll have more time to post, I also won’t have much to post about. So I’m going to have to play the next weeks by ear. 31 more words

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