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The World as Will and Representation by Arthur Schopenhauer
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I've slain the beast at last. Finished Schopenhauer's magnum opus in two magnum-sized volumes. The second volume consists of "supplementary" essays to the first volume and it's a hodgepodge of explanations that marshal together a br
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Against the Workshop by Anis Shivani
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Acerbic and refreshing--

I was a bit disappointed to find that this book isn't entirely dedicated to systematic polemics against MFA programs, but consists of a mishmash of essays published in literary magazines over a decade, giving it a
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Acerbic and refreshing--

I was a bit disappointed to find that this book isn't entirely dedicated to systematic polemics against MFA programs, but consists of a mishmash of essays published in literary magazines over a decade, giving it a
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手ぶらで生きる。見栄と財布を捨てて、自由になる50の方法 by ミニマリストしぶ
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Too minimal--

The content is a little, uh, flimsy and shallow, peppered with already accepted minimalist wisdom and findings from pop psychology, so we get pretty unscientific claims like "Eating once a day is how humans used to eat" (whic
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神の火 下 by Kaoru Takamura
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A little long-winded--

Compared to the first half, the second half a bit slow, with a lot of waiting around and blow-by-blow actions that become a bit tedious after a while. The slowest is probably the end, when the main characters plan th
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William Faulkner
“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
William Faulkner

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Go into yourself and test the deeps in which your life takes rise; at its source you will find the answer to the question whether you must create. Accept it, just as it sounds, without inquiring into it. Perhaps it will turn out that you are called to be an artist. Then take that destiny upon yourself and bear it, its burden and its greatness, without ever asking what reward might come from outside”
Rainer Rilke

Short Stories (2010) (Literature & Fiction)
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