some kind of blog promoting extraordinary storytelling

Inspired by #5

Soon after I finish reading any of those accomplishments, there is no solid memory of them left within, no specific words in strings attached remembered. Still, these written pieces of artefacts don’t leave me be, are gotten under my skin, into my heart. And I am changed. Or maybe,...

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inspired by #4

Our train whines its tracks downwards, and our faces are near-blinded by a glorious, soon to be blood-orange, sun setting into the Mediterranean Sea, just west of the island those Greeks referred to as the île de beauté (in ancient Greek, of course). And just like that, I am struck...

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inspired by #3

Maybe some famous poet told you. Paint, and you will never be alone. No. You knew, even before there were words. You knew, even if no one saw what your eyes could see. When your hand reached for that pencil, or a brush of colour you trusted it more than...

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inspired by #2

There it lay – on some table, near the stairs to the store’s underground – covered by no humble hill, plenty of gray clouds and heavy mist. I was not the least in the know about what a monumental tale its pages contained. I was suspicious of the claims...

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inspired by #1

my name is lucy barton, it says on the cover, and while i neither really care for the title, nor feel inspired by the name lucy itself (although i suddenly come to think of plenty of fictional lucys that once inspired me, or made me laugh), i pick it up – this, so called, bestseller...

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på tal om august

Jag minns det fortfarande som vore det inte för länge sedan, fastän det är så länge sedan. Jag informerade mor om att jag inte kunde bli författare, för en sådan var jag ju redan. Visserligen inte en publicerad författare, men det var i det sammanhanget en petitess som lätt...

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vet jag något om god litteratur?

”Vad menas med kvalitet? Är det möjligt att fastställa dess kvalitet med hjälp av några ”objektivt” fastställda kriterier? Kan vi bedöma värdet av en bok om vi inte förstår sammanhanget i vilken den är skriven? Den sista frågan funderar jag mycket kring. Personligen uppskattar jag böcker som jag orkar...

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blue jasmine

Movie dates are a new habit. Nothing beats watching a really good film on a huge screen. Well. I guess a lot does. But you know what I mean. So far this late summer Promised Land, Känn ingen Sorg and Frances Ha got me to buy tickets. All are...

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