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LITERARY STYLE INSPIRATION: THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN

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ROLLING WITH JAMES JOYCE ON AN IRISH HILL

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ODE TO THE BOOKISH GIRLS

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I talk to dead writers and literary characters at times, when I am daydreaming. As one does.

How to live a meaningful life, according to Frankl

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I spent most of the time reading Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning in my garden, as the weak winter sun warmed my bones and pink bougainvillea petals emerged slowly, rushed by no one. Despite barely mentioning the atrocities of the concentration camp, every couple of pages I would still need to look up at the clear blue sky and tell myself there was still so much goodness in this world. CONTINUE READING...

How To Live A Better Life, According To Ray Bradbury

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I first met Ray Bradbury around two years ago, before Madeliene Rose, when I was lost and not in a good way. I learned very quickly that once you meet Bradbury, in his stories or through interviews, it is very hard to forget anything he says. CONTINUE READING...

Reading The Human Stain

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There’s often a moment in a good book that stands out and becomes imprinted in our mind. It’s a moment that never dies, that feels alive, despite it being fiction, and it happens over again, every time someone picks up the book to read it for the first time. Moments like Mrs. Dalloway’s pause comes to mind, Captain Wentworth’s letter to Anne Eliot and practically everything Remedios the beauty does in One Hundred Years of Solitude. CONTINUE READING...