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Lindsay Clarke

This man is amazing…. Lindsay Clarke. I’m blown away by how incredible his book Alice’s Masque is…. It’s visionary. The book answered so many of my – internal – questions about the deep relations between men and women, about ownership, about how you can’t “take” love, and can’t be in love without… 155 more words

One Lovely Blog Award

The classy and charming Ebely who blogs at Alluring n Young has nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.

Thank you, Eby.  It is always a pleasure to interact with her.   305 more words


Time does not exist

“Time in itself, absolutely, does not exist; it is always relative to some observer or some object. Without a clock I say ‘I do not know the time’ . 27 more words


Butterflies/left luggage

A lot of people say they dislike practical criticism: the poem is a butterfly and practical criticism is trapping and killing the butterfly and then pinning its dead body to a board. 239 more words


Sarah, the Fallen Woman?

John Fowles “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” offers a satirical insight into the Victorian society, and its narrow-mindedness, pretentious piety and constructed false reality. To be able to carry out his mockery the author employs a rather straightforward (and perhaps cliché from the first glance) plot line: an engaged gentleman Charles starts an intimate relationship with a Fallen Woman Sarah. 612 more words

English Literature

Best Writing (Adapted): 1965

Official Nominations: Dr. Zhivago. Ship Of Fools. A Thousand Fools. Cat Ballou. The Collector.

This year’s nominees roughly echo the nominees for Best Picture, with… 269 more words

The Oscars

A tale of someone who hated books

Books are a uniquely portable magic.That’s what Stephen King said in his memoir regarding the art of writing. Maybe that is why I couldn’t understand when, being in close proximity to the garbage bin, I saw a bag almost full of books, a fact that now, thinking back, really shocks me. 243 more words