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Clots as Large as Eggs

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What women never mention is that they are forever casting runes, the way the salt flecks the pastry flour, the way the apple peels fall to the table, the way the children’s shoes are arranged in the hallway, all these are portentous matters laden wi

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2 Replies · Reply by Moon Feb 11, 2020

Eternity described by James Joyce

The voice is that of a priest in 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' by James Joyce. He is trying to convey to his congregation what an eternity in Hell would be like. It is an impressive description of the idea of eternity, and  terrifies the

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3 Replies · Reply by Erratica Nov 29, 2018

Martin Shaw / Mythologist

A writer I came across. Love the way he puts words together so exuberantly, so physically. Here are a few samples and a link to his site.

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(The rough gods...)

“But the hour is getting late now. And when the stories we tell only have a human directiv

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1 Reply · Reply by Moon Aug 16, 2017

Colin Wilson

Good interview with Colin Wilson. (Video)

Putting it in here in the Book Nook as he wrote one of my favourite books - The Outsider

In the first 8 minutes of this video he speaks about his experience of panic attacks in a very vivid way. Later he spea

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Ordinary Men ~ Christopher Browning

This book is worth a read, though some might find it depressing. It is not a literary work, it is a historical research; Browning puts together an account from the men's own confessions of how one regiment of the Order Police, ordinary guys from Hamb

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Tesla and Twain

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Nikola Tesla, writing about Mark Twain.

“I had hardly completed my course at the Real Gymnasium when I was prostrated with a dangerous illness or rather, a score of them, and my condition became so desperate that I was given up by physicians. Durin

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The High Mountains of Portugal

Martel says that in both Life of Pi and The High Mountains of Portugal he has, essentially, been peddling Pascal’s wager: “You might as well live a godly life, because if He exists, well, great, you are going to go to heaven; and if He doesn’t, well

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