Category Archives: English

Animal Farm, a Fairy Tale

It’s a classic along with 1984, it is thoroughly debated long since published in ’45, its quotes pervades everyday language, it’s a powerful and gloomy metaphor for the fate of societies wherever absolute equality was forcefully imposed. I have seen the film and actually … Continue reading

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The Plague, a Chronicle of a Terminal Spirit Desease in Five Acts

“Indeed, to some, Dr. Rieux among them, this precisely was the most disheartening thing: that the habit of despair is worse than despair itself”. The Plague is the second novel of Albert Camus I read right after The Stranger which happens to … Continue reading

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The Chestnut Tree, Version Three

Version One – Glenn Miller Underneath the spreading chestnut tree I loved him and he loved me There I used to sit up on his knee ‘Neath the spreading chestnut tree Version Two – George Orwell Under the spreading chestnut … Continue reading

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Hamilton, an American Musical

No, I haven’t watched it in case you were wondering (yet!). However, I gathered that Hamilton might come to Austin in the next year or two and I will make sure to get tickets immediately, otherwise you know what happens to prices … Continue reading

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The Stranger, the birth of absurdity in two acts

It’s been about a month but I’ve returned. I always return. I have also returned and revisited this book which I’ve read quite a while ago without frankly understanding any of it. A great deal of things have changed since … Continue reading

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Nineteen Eighty-Four, A Love Story in Three Acts

My thoughts still wander after reading this book. I put a conscious effort to avoid exaggerations, however I will make a bright exception this time, 1984 is the most powerful, astonishing and life-changing book that I have read so far. … Continue reading

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Paradigm shift: Planet Earth 2

There has been quite some time since the last installment of BBC’s Planet Earth Series, more than 10 years. Along with “Life”, they probably constitute the best nature’s documentaries ever produced. They had set the bar so high that is now … Continue reading

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