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The First World War, The Pilgrim’s Progress, and the Literary Imagination

It is one of the curiosities of the First World War that amongst the artillery bombardments and deprivations of life in the trenches, time was often found for soldiers to engage in literary pursuits. In an environment where the guarantee … Continue reading

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Falling into the Abyss: Dostoevsky’s The Double and Mental Illness

I. Picture this: you overhear your work colleagues talking in the break room one lunch time. You find out they have planned a party for that very evening.  Everyone in the office is invited, and there will be plenty of … Continue reading

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Aphorisms and Reflections #2

I. I consider it safe to conclude that in the present age humanity can be divided into two distinct groups: those who are willing to be exploited by a reality TV show, and those who are genuinely alive. II. One … Continue reading

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