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The kitsch of survival

A few weeks ago, The New Yorker published a fascinating article by Evan Osnos on the growing survivalist movement among the very rich. Osnos quotes an unnamed source who estimates that fifty percent of Silicon Valley billionaires have some kind of survival plan in place—an estimate that strikes me, if anything, as a little too low. 1.142 palabras más


Slowness, by Milan Kundera

This 1995 novel begins as a beautifully written, and translated, work. But it takes a long while to become a novel. We are with the narrator and his wife as they check into a chateau in the French countryside. 1.070 palabras más

Literary Reviews

Positive Quote 04.02

Laughing deeply is living deeply.

Milan Kundera (b. 1929)


~ “Movement never lies.” ~ Martha Graham

Her arm rose with bewitching ease. It was as if she were playfully tossing a brightly coloured ball to her lover … The instant she turned, smiled and waved … she was unaware of her age. 926 palabras más

Book Note: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera

Thank goodness for Book Oblivion’s Book Club or I would still be careening full-force through 2017 solely reading non-fiction. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting… 801 palabras más

Book Reviews

Reading the World 2017: 'The Festival of Insignificance' by Milan Kundera ***

Milan Kundera’s The Festival of Insignificance was translated from the French by Linda Asher, and was first published in the United Kingdom in 2015.  I hadn’t heard of it before I spotted it in the library, and thought it would be perfect for my Saturdays in Translation challenge.  395 palabras más

"Einmal ist keinmal" 🤔

Hi! I’m having some serious Rilke break tonight. 😁

I don’t know why these heavy reads get to me all the time and they leave me stirred and I keep reading them anyway. 97 palabras más