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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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Why the Dark in the dark knight (and not the Light)? A colorful exposition.

“Οι ήρωες προχωρούν στα σκοτεινά.” Γ.Σ. People asked the dark knight a straight question: why is he called the dark knight, and not perhaps the knight of the Light or something equally optimistic? They argued that all men of valor … Continue reading

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The dog of the dark knight

One of the rather unknown parts of the dark knight is the story about his dog. Once his beloved parents shot themselves in a shadowy alley, he received then a dog in memory. He grew along with this dog. He was a kid … Continue reading

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Comedy from the Second Balcony: Episode Chris Rock

It’s been a while since I enjoyed some decent comedy but this one came at the perfect moment, at the culmination of a stress-infused semester. Chris Rock is star judging only by the reaction of the crowds at the Bass Concert … Continue reading

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The Fall, a Dramatic Monologue

Some were dreadfully insulted, and quite seriously, to have held up as a model such an immoral character as A Hero of Our Time; others shrewdly noticed that the author had portrayed himself and his acquaintances. … A Hero of … Continue reading

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Beasts of Greece, Third Piece

First Piece by Shelley – The Masque of Anarchy Men of England, heirs of Glory Heroes of unwritten story, Nurslings of one mighty Mother, Hopes of her, and one another! Rise like Lions after slumber In unvanquishable number, Shake your chains to … Continue reading

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