Monthly Archives July 2009

Midlake “Roscoe”

Stone-cutters made them from stones Chosen specially for you and I Who will live inside The mountaineers gathered timber piled high In which to take along Travelling many miles knowing they’d get here When they got here all exhausted On the roof leaks they got started And now when the rain comes we can be […]

100 Great American Novels You’ve (Probably) Never Read

A very interesting post about a very interesting book here. And I have actually read 16 of those – not sure what it says about my reading habits, though.

On literature

Literature, by enabling us to imagine the world from another’s perspective, enables us also to grasp something of the other’s experience and to extend our moral engagement. J. M. Coetzee


‘Because there’s nothing you can do about other people’s reactions,’ he said. ‘You be yourself and let them be themselves and if you don’t get what you want then tough, and if you do then good for you and that’s it. Everything else is manipulation and I spit on it. People waste their lives on […]