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Rebels: City of Indra

“You can’t judge a book by its cover.”  So the adage goes.  And it’s the adage I blame for my need to read every book from start to finish, in order to give it a fair shot.   734 more words


Book Review -- The Autograph Man (2002) by Zadie Smith

[This is the seventh instalment in my No Man’s Land Reading Project, for which, in an effort to right a statistical imbalance, I’ll read only books by non-male authors for the duration of 2015. 806 more words


Book Review: On Beauty

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Howard Belsey is an Englishman abroad, an academic teaching in Wellington, a college town in New England. Married young, thirty years later he is struggling to revive his love for his African American wife Kiki.

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N - Not Since I Stepped Out My Door

I used to think beauty
as apart from me,
an exotic thing
only seen in magazines.
Not now. Not anymore.
Not since I stepped out my door… 57 more words


Living with Newberry: Further comment on the creator of my favorite painting and why his work matters

In a world daily ripped apart by violence, hatred, and pain; a world where religious zealotry and irrational dogma routinely takes precedence over love and respect; a world where individual achievement is routinely sacrificed on the altar of conformity; Newberry and his art shine like a spotlight on the all too often ignored values of individual human existence and the power of striving for personal greatness. 164 more words

My Moral Code

Spotlight: Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith was born on October 25, 1975 in London, England to a Jamaican mother and an English father who divorced when she was a teenager. 371 more words


On Beauty, no.3.

Beauty is really hard to define;
for there’s many forms of beauty,
we are narrowing definitions of beauty,
there is beauty all around us,
many people can’t see this beauty, 39 more words

Charles Elffers