Category Archives: non-fiction

Letter to his Father

In 1919 Kafka wrote a long letter to his father, neatly titled ‘Letter to his Father’ (in translation, of course). There had been disagreement between father and son over  Franz’s engagement (dad disapproved), and the break up of the engagement … Continue reading

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Darwin, born free

  -Here is another academic essay, comparing the thinkers Rousseau and Darwin It is difficult to think of an equal advancement in human thought that has had such a resounding impact on humanity’s perception of its place within the world, … Continue reading

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Flaubert, Marx and the Enlightenment

-For a change of pace, this piece is a short academic essay analysing the Communist Manifesto and Madame Bovary. The Enlightenment view of the human project as one of historical progress for society was perhaps a comforting worldview, though one … Continue reading

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Killing For Sport (Shia LaBeouf)

APOLOGIES and sorrys and excuses to anyone who has been furious about my lack of recent activity here (he whispers into the wind). Inspired by Writing101, I’m trying to shuffle some things together to get ready for NaNoWriMo, which may or … Continue reading

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Daddy Long Legs

This assignment is in response to Voice, Writing101 I’LL admit to being a little more idealistic when I was a student than I am nowadays. I was a bit of a hippy, to be frank. And this was the 2000s, … Continue reading

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