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When a Room of One's Own is a symptom

I just read an article about Nidaa Badwan in the NYtimes.  She’s an artist that has locked herself away in a beautiful room in the Gaza Strip.   510 more words


One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

For a long time I could not find proper words to write anything about One Hundred Years of Solitude, for Marquez mesmerised me into a silence I didn’t know how to break. 1,378 more words



It was Aureliano who conceived the formula that was to protect them against loss of memory for several months. He discovered it by chance. An expert insomniac, having been one of the first, he had learned the art of silverwork to perfection. 965 more words


On re-reading Marquez

I first read Marquez’s ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, when I was fourteen. The heavy and dense storytelling was probably something that got my attention. Thick thick descriptions of swamy Macondo amidst the burdensome green of the Columbian amazon, with tales of futuristic ice and clucky magnets somewhat transformed it into a fanstasy tale of some sort. 224 more words

Top Ten: Literary Novels I Can't Believe I Haven't Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was books I can’t believe I haven’t read from X genre. 104 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

Surfing Life, Page, Mind

I woke up the other morning realizing that if I had entered myself in the race to become a great, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, I am certainly losing. 379 more words

Writing Advice

He felt himself forgotten, not with the irremediable forgetfulness of the heart, but with a different kind of forgetfulness, which was more cruel and irrevocable and which he knew very well because it was the forgetfulness of death.

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