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Ten Books that Formed Me

The reason to read Blake and Dickinson and Freud and Dickens is not to become more cultivated or more articulate… The best reason to read them is to see if they may know you better than you know yourself.

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the writing that doesn't quite fit

one should never limits or rules on creative writing. those who do generally obey political taboos or atavistic fears….

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The Art of Forgetting

Memory is a funny thing.  I still remember all the lyrics to the B*Witched song ‘C’est la vie’  (don’t judge me, I think it was the double denim), but have no recollection of a good proportion of my university days.   1,791 more words


The Periodic Table

I’ve never looked at the periodic table and seen stories. It’s straight, squared lines, seemingly endless numbers and relatively simple system of symbols just wouldn’t have inspired me before Primo Levi turned it all around. 153 more words

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BOOK REVIEW: If This Is a Man and The Truce by Primo Levi

Primo Levi was an Italian Jew in WWII, who was deported to Auschwitz- Monowitz in early 1944. Of the 650 Italian Jews in his transport, only 21 left the camp alive. 665 more words


'The Periodic Table' by Primo Levi

A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.” – Vladimir Nabokov

Primo Levi, a chemist by trade, survivor and documenter of Auschwitz, was one of the 20th century’s great humanists. 1,076 more words

Anne Frank is Alive

How a young girl’s diary became an everlasting condemnation of the Holocaust.

Anne Frank, 12 June 1929 – early March 1945

Anne Frank is alive; she lives on in all of us….The writer… 252 more words

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