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Candide Revisited

Candice pressed the shotgun into Jeff’s belly; his blubber overlapped the tip of the barrel engulfing it like a heavy head nuzzling into a soft pillow. 209 more words

Poetry.

Beyond-the-Grave Buzz for FLAPPERHOUSE #11!

Some of literature’s deadest legends are buzzing about FLAPPERHOUSE #11!

“We all look for happiness, but without knowing where to find it: like drunkards who look for their house, knowing dimly that they have one…Flappiness, on the other hand, is quite easy to find: it flies off every page of FLAPPERHOUSE #11 with graceful ferocity!” 192 more words

Flappricana

Zadig

Bergaya ala kisah 1001 malam, novel ini menghadirkan seorang manusia bijak bernama Zadig, yang muda, kaya, dan hanya mencita-citakan kebahagiaan. Namun, nasib mengombang-ambingkannya: calon istrinya direbut orang, wanitayang akhirnya dinikahinya ternyata kurang sempurna akhlaknya, dan ia menerima berbagai macam tuduhan. 65 more words

Books On My Autumn TBR List

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday looks to that season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and asks what we’ll be reading this Autumn from our TBR. Making a list of what I’m going to read is always tricky for me since I don’t like planning too far ahead knowing that I am highly unlikely to stick to the list. 816 more words

United Kingdom

Escaping reality and being empathic

It is about 2-3 weeks my mid semester exams are over, now everything is going on calmly, with no extraneous pressures. But the week of mid semester exams was quite an enervating week, we had exam every other day, but it had moments which shone some light on some really important facts. 661 more words

Journey

The Incredible Shrinking Man

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. 296 more words

As Charles Windsor Proves, Voltaire’s Idea of Enlightened Monarchy is Best Forgotten

If you have read some of my previous posts you may be aware that I rarely write about foreign radical thinkers.  Even when I do they are mainly in the Anglophone tradition such as American Thomas Jefferson, the major exception being Niccolo Machiavelli.  1,045 more words