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‘One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star’ - Friedrich Nietzsche
Literary Mystery Finally Solved - Almost…
In 1984, American author Chris Van Allsburg published a book called The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. The highly unusual book consisted of a series of drawings with a title and a single line. The conceit that linked the drawings together - explained in a fictional editor’s note at the start of the book - is that each drawing was taken from a different…
Ian McEwan Switches Off
“I think it’s very important for novelists to maintain a bit of uncommunicative space, a bit of private space where you’re not constantly connected.” So opines Ian McEwan in an interview with the Daily Beast to promote his latest novel, Solar. McEwan goes on to confess his wariness of technology - he doesn’t tweet, he isn’t on Facebook, he only emails and he’s…
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