Ruta Sevo

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See my website for all my books, available as ebooks and paperbacks.

We read to enter the realities of other people. We want to feel their emotions and hear their secrets. We want to know what really happened; what was under the surface. My fiction will probably involve foreign travel, spirituality, and finding yourself.

A couple of principles guide my writing. First, we all want to break out of conventional and routine life. The proper surfaces of life are often hiding truths and secrets. Most of us wish we were more free and did things that we couldn’t because they were not permitted, or we didn’t have the money, or we didn’t have the chance.

Second, Sanskrit poetics say that works of art are designed to evoke one or two key emotions: love
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Reluctant Citizen pending translation

This little book was left behind by my father, Eric Pempe. He used the pseudonym John Winglap. It 's about being a young man about to become a physical education teacher in a geographic area about to be devastated by invasions.

The main city is Memel/Klaipeda, in 1939 and a few years around then. The edge of Lithuania.

It's a short pseudo-memoir, a little over 100 pages. Written in English, one of h Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 09, 2020 12:07 Tags: german-occupation, klaipeda, lithuanian-history, memel, ww-ii

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Instead of a Letter by Diana Athill
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Interesting throughout. Athill's writing is very satisfying. Her romantic derailment due to WW II is a lesson in life. Her choices and journey after that are good stories.
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Are You Somebody? by Nuala O'Faolain
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Now one of my favorite books. She survived a vicious, lonely, impoverished childhood. Made a lot of mistakes. And still, she persisted in trying to make the life she wanted as a journalist.
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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
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Very helpful in my own search for meaning. Esp the topic of how you live in an social environment that displays the worst of human behaviors: cruelty, callousness, greed, exploitation. Basically, how to live surrounded by evil.
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I travelled to Nepal after I wrote most of the novel. See my website for a link to a "trip report" (off the page for WHITE BIRD). www.momox.org I do call myself a Buddhist, for my beliefs, but do not engage in any particular rituals or practices (exc See Full Answer
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An interesting account of emotions following a separation and divorce. A little abstract and rambling in places, like a contemplative blog. The pace and detail picked up half-way through, even with with references to Greek tragedies.
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Very readable, interesting research. He is making up for a lot of push-back on his research, which is sad, because he did controlled studies, etc.
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