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To Protect Us From Who We Are Becoming

In youth we rebel. We look around at what we instinctively know as good, and we sneer at it – for it is not exciting; it does not speak to us of danger or achievement, mountains conquered or sins at … Continue reading

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Will It Be Enough?

Streets are charged, electric; Milling crowds are hectic; The rage it does now overflow; The violence is pyrectic. Boy he lifts a rock; Inserts it in his sock; Around, around his head does go; To ‘nother lad doth knock. Vendor … Continue reading

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The October Storm and After

There is something nostalgic and haunting about soviet literature. I often wonder why that is…? How did writers participating in a project as wicked as that one harness the written word to such a degree as to be able to … Continue reading

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Different Idealisms and Many Types of Lords

“Joel D. Hirst’s masterpiece is a worthy best-selling novel brimming with poignant lessons about idealism, culture, and religion. It begs us to examine the current state of the world today, a world so divided by different idealisms and misruled by … Continue reading

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Moby Dick

This book was not easy to read. Melville is certainly erudite and has a prodigious command of the English language; but the prose is not beautiful, nor is the structure of the novel commanding. The word count on Moby Dick … Continue reading

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The Issa Valley – A Book Review

There is a valley tucked away deep between the hooded hills of Lithuania beside an olden river called the Issa where devils live. Devils of the past, of mistakes and errors and a violence not uncommon to village men and … Continue reading

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“We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin – A Book Review

“Dystopian literature is a genre of fictional writing used to explore social and political structures in ‘a dark, nightmare world’.” ‘We’ by Yevgeny Zamyatin is a dystopian novel set in the distant future. Published first in 1924 in New York, … Continue reading

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