Category Archives: English

Michalis Katsaros, 4 and a half poems in translation

from the collection “against sadducees” as a tribute to a poet in revolt. I WILL WAIT FOR YOU I will wait for you until the terrifying midnight indifferent – I have nothing else to declare anymore. The malicious wardens are … Continue reading

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The Pimp

Pimp: The Story of My Life is an intimate writing by Iceberg Slim who was a notorious American procurer in the 60s. What got my attention was a stirring story brought up by the comedian Dave Chappelle in his recent stand-up special. He used this story to explain … Continue reading

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A tribute to the physicist Stephen Hawking

I remember my uncle bought for me “The Universe in a Nutshell” by Stephen Hawking when I was in high school and I still haven’t finished it! But this needs to change. Since I don’t have that edition here and quite frankly … Continue reading

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The comic of happiness

           One does not discover the absurd without being tempted to write a manual of happiness. Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable. It would be a mistake to … Continue reading

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The Myth of Sisyphus, a lively introduction to the absurd (Part 1)

  There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. There is probably no better introductory sentence than the above. The … Continue reading

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Disappointment Of The Year Awards: Star Wars, The Last Jedi

“Suck, you must not” – Yoda “My disappointment cannot be overstated” – Snoke “Thankfully, they killed me in the previous movie” – Han Solo They did it, they murdered it, the whole movie! Star Wars was some kind of a … Continue reading

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Two Tales of Return

The absence of the dark knight didn’t go unnoticed. Questions were wandering in people’s minds as the quiet days passed after the sudden leave. Why did he resign from the sacred game? Was he defeated by the villains he sworn … Continue reading

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One final post

An absurdist philosopher once said ‘I was absent at the moment when I took up the most space’. Delving deep into my thoughts I realized it too but now I will be everywhere in my absence. After some -I hope … Continue reading

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The Gambler, a first encounter with Dostoevsky

I have heard a ton of things about Dostoevsky but never had the chance to read him myself. Time has now come with one of his smaller works and a quite personal too. People have been telling me ‘Read it, … Continue reading

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Exile and the Kingdom, 6 short stories after the Fall

Where is your exile? Where is your kingdom? You might find yourself in one, yet it feels like the other. If you miss the Fall, Albert Camus has six shorter, less known stories to share with you. Coming from the … Continue reading

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