Hamlet. We all read it at some point during high school, and it turned out to be one of my personal favorites out of Shakespeare’s plays. 613 more words
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If 2016 has taught me anything (other than how irritating election and referendum rhetoric is), it’s that you should never take people whose work you like for granted, because one day they’ll be dead and you’ll be paying tribute alongside everyone else who had forgotten to pay tribute in the previous 40 years, wondering why you never celebrated their work before. 161 more words
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Two highly incongruous travellers, Mary Wollstonecraft and Dorothy Wordsworth, followed close upon each other’s footsteps. Mary was in Altona on the Elbe in 1795 with her baby; three years later Dorothy came there with her brother and Coleridge.
I’ve been reading a lot in my early middle age. Maybe to beat back boredom or loneliness. Maybe to beat back a very fertile imagination that likes to focus on mortality. 4,254 more words