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I feel deep shame as a British citizen

  https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jun/29/jewish-novelist-uk-talks-cancelled Extract A bestselling novelist says he has been dropped from two literary events in the UK in recent weeks because he is Jewish. Richard Zimler, author of the celebrated 1996 novel The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, said two cultural … Continue reading

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Chesterton on Job

Introduction to the Book of Job Extract: When, at the end of the poem, God enters (somewhat abruptly), is struck the sudden and splendid note which makes the thing as great as it is. All the human beings through the … Continue reading

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Tips for poets

https://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/20-best-tips-poets   Extracts 1. The second thing I’d say is you must read old stuff. Dante, Herrick, Donne, Pope, Dickinson…Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore. Read voraciously! And read aloud.” – Aaron Belz, author of Glitter Bomb” 2. “Always be writing … Continue reading

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Mary’s obsession

Copyright Mary went  out shopping as usual on Saturday.She didn’t need much but liked to watch people  passing the Coffee Shop window and give a rating to their  appearance though the number of women in transparent beige leggings was rather  … Continue reading

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Being Women

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Your life or your art?

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How even the best writers are affected by bad reviews

I very much like the writer Kenneth Gergen and especially his book, ” The saturated society” http://identitythoughts.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/the-saturated-self-dilemmas-of-identity-in-contemporary-life-kenneth-j-gergen-pt-2/ http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/553/1198e” I think it’s  beautifully written and explains the bad side of post modernism but also how differently it could be used.He got … Continue reading

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What did Arendt mean by thinking?

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/aug/29/hannah-arendt-adolf-eichmann-banality-of-evil   This is an exceptionally interesting article not to be missed

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How even the best writers are affected by bad reviews

I have mentioned that I very much liked the writer Kenneth Gergen and especially his book,” The saturated society” http://identitythoughts.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/the-saturated-self-dilemmas-of-identity-in-contemporary-life-kenneth-j-gergen-pt-2/ http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/553/1198e” I think it’s  beautifully written and explains the bad side of post modernism but also how differently it could … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Levinas, Don Quixote, and the Hunger of the Other Man

Originally posted on Schlemiel Theory:
Like many Jews over the centuries, I am fasting to commemorate the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD.  Now that I’m in middle of the fast, I’m having a hard time distracting…

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