Monthly Archives: May 2014

Notes on Literature: Story-Tellers and Fabulists

In my previous post I had promised further commentary on why it is possible to acquire a feel for, or working knowledge of, the works of some–but not all–authors by reading about them rather than reading them. So here it … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: Kafkaesque

A couple of days ago I was trying to explain the implications of the adjective Kafkaesque to a friend of mine. I haven’t read any of Kafka’s work; however, I have read a lot about them. And like Orwell, his themes … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: A Very Brief Note on Postmodernism

While postmodernism may seem like a product of the latter half of the Twentieth Century, it is in many ways a throwback to more ancient forms of storytelling. The blurring of identities and of the line between fact and fiction, … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Notes: Plato at the Googleplex: First Impressions

In case you’re wondering, the Googleplex is the corporate headquarters of Google. Rebecca Goldstein’s newly published book is about the continuing relevance of philosophy and philosophical inquiry, specifically Platonic philosophical inquiry, to the lives we lead in the 21st Century. … Continue reading

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