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Unnaturally obsessed with bicycles

The Third Policeman, by Irish writer Flann O’Brien (or Brian O’Nolan, who wrote under pseudonyms partly because of his work as an Irish civil servant), is certainly a strange book, and as Terry Eagleton points out, the strangeness of the events within are somewhat at odds with the tone of the writing. 372 more words

Durham Book Festival 2014

From politics to poetry, and fiction to feminism, there’s something for everyone at this year’s Durham Book Festival, which brings over 70 writers to the city from 6th to 18th October. 545 more words


BOOK REVIEWS/REPLIES (2014): Terry Eagleton’s (1984) The Function of Criticism


I want you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you, even though I don’t know you or don’t know you’re looking. 1,424 more words

Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEWS (2014): J.M. Ellis’s (1984) Against Deconstruction

Framing/Background for Replies

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Two years ago in 2012, I set myself the task to read at least ten pages per day; last year, I did so. 2,267 more words

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Walter Benjamin's Secular Theology Of History

Each act of commodity exchange is at once uniquely differentiated and a monotonous replaying of the same old story.  The epitome of the commodity is thus the cult of fashion, in which the familiar returns with some slight variation, the very old and the very new caught up together in some oxymoronic logic of identity-in-difference.  

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Christian Faith

Ehlich Odr's (1792) The Ghrü: Observations On A New & Curious Phenomenon [Volume 1]

NOTE: this is Volume I of what is left of Ehlich Odr’s (1792) text; the remaining volumes will follow. For a fuller explanation of the deletions by the current edition’s editor, see… 1,342 more words

Social Interventions