Was Tolstoy justified in making Anna Karenina and War and Peace as long as they are? Continue reading
Some time ago I attempted to hash out an argument that art could be objectively assessed. But I’m unsatisfied with my logic in hindsight regarding Roland Barthes. The focus of this website was different back then, so I started rambling about modern American politics halfway through the discussion, a surface-level topic which I now find a droll waste of time.
This is a proper… call it a challenge, if you like, of ‘Death of the Author.’
When writing, you need to keep in mind the purpose of your writing and the culture you’re working in. When offering criticism, you need to do the same thing. Continue reading
I had the pleasure not only of reading Knut Hamsun’s Growth of the Soil recently, but reading a second-hand copy with a mysterious note in the front. Happy days! Continue reading
Across time and space there have been hundreds of different standards about what is ‘worth reading’. Continue reading
Lacking an interesting topic for this week, I’m gong to complain about academia in Australian university from a frustrated undergrad’s perspective.
Roberto Calasso’s The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony is a book that’s genuinely profound in parts. Continue reading