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Monthly Review: May 2022 (Pulp; Post Office; Macbeth; Much Ado About Nothing; some short fiction)

Bukowski & Shakespeare. Some writing; some publications. Another depressive episode, followed by introspection & course correction (ongoing).

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What I Read, Wrote, & Published: April 2022 (Kafka’s Letter to my Father; Tropic of Cancer; Ordinary People; The Lost World; The Poison Belt; Black Beauty)

What I Read: Kafka’s Letter to My Father. Finished Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer. Judith Guest’s Ordinary People. Conan Doyle’s The Lost World (reread after primary school) & The Poison Belt. Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty. Needed a light read, and I’d never read this. This is super-light, touching when it’s not preachy, not a story […]

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What I Read, Wrote, & Published: March 2022 (Treasure Island; Blink; Anthony & Cleopatra; The Lesson; some short fiction)

Lots of stuff.

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What I Read & Wrote & Published in January 2022 (Hitler’s Vienna; Edwin Drood; Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; The Glass Menagerie; A Streetcar Named Desire)

Read: Nonfiction & a novel & drama & some short stories.

Wrote & published: mostly short fiction.

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Environment History Science What I read

Collapse Narrates How Historical and Contemporary Societies Have Succeeded, and Have Failed, to Live in Ecological Harmony

Via case-studies across history, Collapse offers a series of engrossing narratives, informed by impressive scholarship across multiple disciplines. Collapse illustrates how fragile is the balance between a society and its ecological environment; and offers actionable lessons in how we, as citizens, can demand that our own societies function more sustainably.

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Environment History Science What I read

Guns, Germs, And Steel

Why is it that Eurasians colonised the Americas? Why, until European colonisation, did the Americas lag behind the Old World in population density and social organisation? Jared Diamond explores the far-reaching consequences of geographical differences on the emergence of densely populated, militaristic civilisations in Eurasia vs. the Americas.

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Philosophy Politics Science What I read

Notes on Christopher Caudwell’s *Studies In A Dying Culture*

These analytical essays illuminate aspects of contemporary capitalist culture: including literature, liberty, and psychology. Underpinning these essays is the insight that a commodified approach to art and life erodes fundamental human relations, and impoverishes our souls. Caudwell argues — not for regressing into an imagined “glorious past” — but for us to fight together for a future of universal human dignity.

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Reading: Short stories from Gasher, Flash Fiction Magazine, Fearsome Critters…

Ten splendid short stories I read this week.

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Reading: short stories from Electric Lit and *Everything Change Climate Fiction*

Ten splendid short stories I read this week.

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Reading: Short Stories from Granta, the Sun, and *Everything Change Climate Fiction*

Ten splendid short stories I read this week.