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Intellectual Diversity

(Aside: I am in the process of culling my blog posts to select those that are the best of the lot. I am planning to publish those in the not-too-distant-future. 808 more words

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Book Enthusiasts

As we ply our writing trade today, let us take heart and inspiration from the words of book addicts and adorers down the ages:

“Books, the children of the brain.”    Jonathan Swift… 203 more words

66. The Trial 

This is a difficult read. I bought The Essential Kafka a while ago and while reading The Trial decided it would be better split into several reads.  982 more words


Review: The Metamorphosis

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4 out of 5 stars to The Metamorphosis, written in 1915 by Franz Kafka. I think most people are familiar with the premise of this book, and rather than do a normal review, I thought maybe I’d question how on earth Kafka came up with this one? 366 more words

Book Reviews

A hunger Artist | Review

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It’s not a story of a professional fasting artist rather than a story of a person who’s empty both physically and spiritually, yet in his long journey in fasting and amuse passersby he hasn’t fulfilled anything. 200 more words


Kafka Stories-jackals and Arabs

We were camping in the oasis. My companions were asleep. An Arab, tall and white, went past me. He had been tending to his camels and was going to his sleeping place. 1,509 more words

Short Stories

A Report for an Academy, by Franz Kafka, and Boule de Suif, by Guy de Maupassant

These two short stories came in the same little book. I was actually just interested in Boule de Suif, so Kafka’s was a bonus. Boule de Suif is a short story I wanted to read for a while, because, apparently, is a must for every naturalism enthusiast as myself. 265 more words