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Shall I dwell on the crucifixion of the diligent novelist? The writer cultivates, extends, raises, and inflates his imagination, sure that this is his destiny, his usefulness, his contribution to the understanding of good and evil.

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Quote Of The Day

John Cheever on Usefulness

“The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one’s life and discover one’s usefulness.”–John Cheever


On Complex Anachronies and Defied Anticipations in The Swimmer

This is the second mid-term essay I wrote for Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies at Amsterdam University College. I have pasted the introduction and conclusion here.  419 more words

English Writing

Will the real New York please stand up?

I’ve spent the week lying around, doing my best to recover from the debilitating lurgy that prevented me from making the planned trip back to London to surprise our youngest on his nineteenth birthday. 2,286 more words

New York Life