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The Soul of the Condemned

When I read that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was to be executed for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing, I immediately scrolled down to the comments. I was not surprised at what I found, but a little dismayed. 496 more words

American Beer

#11 Deep-thoughts corner: Perfect translator

Almost each of us wants to achieve perfection in some field. The pursuit of knowledge, this wanting to improve oneself is (or at least ought to be) one of most important urges influencing human behaviour. 1,080 more words


burundi: writing from the state of sleep

There is more to Burundi than the position of the president. There is a literary scene as well. David Shook gives a bird’s eye view… 9 more words


Anything But Ordinary: A Book Review of 'Neverwhere' by Neil Gaiman

Every time I read a Neil Gaiman novel, it’s like being gifted the most exquisitely beautiful reset button for any and every problem jamming my mental gears.  569 more words


Books Acquired Recently

Burroughs, William S. Queer. 1985. New York: Penguin, 1987.

I haven’t read much Burroughs before, but have been meaning to read this novel for quite some time. 166 more words


Beginnings and Endings in Renaissance Drama

‘Cut is the branch that might have grown full straight’ (Dr Faustus).

Are the endings of Renaissance plays implicit in their beginnings? Often this is the case, at least in those Renaissance tragedies where the classical Greek chorus was in whole or part adopted. 927 more words

Happy Birthday Charlotte Perkins Gilman

I’ll be honest; I prefer novels to short stories. I typically find short stories to either be too obscure or too obvious. There is one exception: I adore “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 420 more words