Inspired by an evening, roaming through the second floor of the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin   In the morning I went to the gym and trained as usual, carefully.  I felt relaxed, the dizziness was gone. Back home, the most important person had gone to her own class. We would meet later, and I had … Continue reading Toteninsel

The search for Cesárea, a #reading of “The Savage Detectives”, Roberto Bolaño

"Roberto Bolaño" by Farisori - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons. From the Golden Fleece to The Two Towers, from the Holy Grail to Heart of Darkness, great works of world's literature are often stories of quests. So goes for Roberto Bolaño's masterpiece, The Savage Detectives, which follows two young poets, Arturo Belano … Continue reading The search for Cesárea, a #reading of “The Savage Detectives”, Roberto Bolaño

#WritersWednesday: Blank Page, a reflection on Gustave #Flaubert

I read that Gustave Flaubert thought the "Communeux" - the revolutionaries who fought the losing battle of the Paris Commune in 1871, and got massacred - had wanted to "return to the Middle Ages". Yet he was a discerning writer and observer of the French society... This prompted some musing on the role of writers in our troubled … Continue reading #WritersWednesday: Blank Page, a reflection on Gustave #Flaubert

#AtoZChallenge2015: Pulchritude

Pulchritude is synonymous for (great) physical beauty. The Wikipedia article defines beauty as a "characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, sociology, social psychology, and culture. An "ideal beauty" is an entity which is admired, or possesses features widely attributed to beauty in a particular culture, for perfection. The … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge2015: Pulchritude