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Books, books, books

Having a year to keep up with studies and working in a bookshop = a very book heavy life. So I thought I’d rejuvenate the blog with a quick post about what I’ve been reading recently. 1,488 more words

Franz Kafka

From Boethius to...Batman? A Confederacy of Dunces Book Review

Andreas Mertin reviews A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

Let’s be honest, the world is in a pretty devastating state. It lacks the theology and geometry that it had before and has been suffering decline ever since, and those wiser than us know what is to blame: the imposition of the so called “Enlightenment”. 466 more words

Book Review

The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority

The always entertaining, provocative, scathing, analytical, cultured and funny Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the quote below worthy of John Kennedy Toole:

I was flaneuring in New York, and I dropped by the office of a friend I wanted to prevent from working, that is, engage in an activity that when abused, causes the loss of mental clarity, in addition to bad posture and loss of definition in the facial features.

Complexity

The Thursday Three #27

I’m still reading A Confederacy of Dunces, which is getting more and more funny. It also has some good quotes sprinkled throughout:

1. Books are immortal sons defying their sires. 69 more words

Fiction

John Kennedy Toole-Alıklar Birliği

Modernite ve onun dayattığı değerleri irdelemek adına çokça kitap yazılmış olabilir ancak konuya ilişkin absürd komedinin iyi örneklerine denk gelmek her zaman mümkün olmuyor. Kitap, kapağında da belirtildiği gibi bir başyapıt. 278 more words

Goodreads

The Thursday Three #26

  1. I finished The Little Friend (Donna Tartt), and I have very mixed emotions about it. The main question in the book was never answered, at least not in any way that I could figure out.
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Writing