Tag Archives: philosophy

Materiality and Hope in Beckett’s Molloy: #1951 Club

I post this piece as part of the #1951 Club. I hope the organisers won’t mind: Molloy was originally published in its original French in that year. The piece below was part of something I wrote over 10 years ago but … Continue reading

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Gallery of Books for Programmers of Computer-Generated Texts

You may or may not know that behind the scenes of this blog, as well as reading, there’s a lot of writing going on, in a sense. I’ve previously posted on generating text to edit into books. There aren’t any … Continue reading

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Hero by Rhonda Byrne: A Popular Mirror of Daydreams

Hero is a follow-up to the huge-selling The Secret. Appraising something by their talismanic author seems unavoidable in my self-help expedition. Deep breath … The presentation of this follow-up appears to be the same. There are plenty of visual images of inks and textured … Continue reading

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The 1% Mindset by Oliver McCann: When the Unsayable is Brilliant and Repugnant

The 1% Mindset: Nietzsche, the Noble Spirit, and Why Low Pay is Good is aimed at people who have read self-help books and then given up on them. And who can blame them? The genre is much neglected by book … Continue reading

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Creative Theory, Radical Example by Justice Koolhaas

I came across this book while browsing free books on Smashwords. The site is sterile when compared to wandering around a library or a secondhand bookshop. None of those nice pagey smells. But hey, when there’s free books involved … … Continue reading

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