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War and Peace, or the Art of Writing about Life – Check This Off Your NYR

A review of one of the greatest novels ever written. As 2020, otherwise known as the strangest and craziest year in the 21st century (so far…) comes to a close, it’s time to start drawing up your new year’s resolutions. …

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From Conan Doyle to Cortázar: Short Stories to Fulfill a Busy Person

The world is changing. The exponential growth and adoption of technology means that these days nearly every form of entertainment is delivered digitally. When reading a book is just too much of a commitment, here are some intellectually stimulating reads …

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The Brothers Karamazov: The Most “Quotable” Novel Ever

“Above all, do not lie to yourself. A man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point where he does not discern any truth either in himself or anywhere around him, and thus falls

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Middlemarch: a Study of the Best English Novel Ever Written

“..for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden

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The Master and Margarita, or the Genius of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Soviet Magical Realism

During the beginning of self-isolation, I went on a book buying binge. After all, there probably will never be a better time to read all the great works I’ve always been meaning to read. When I was looking at book …

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Self-Isolation Literature Part II: Books I Read During the Great Lockdown of 2020

Books I picked up during the months I spent self-isolating. Part of a series called Isolation Literature, where I share my thoughts on various works of literature to entertain you during your time at home. In Part I, I talk