Articles in the Literature category

  1. On learning history

    History never had been a strong aptitude of mine. I never cared for it during the imposed coursework in high school or the institute. I digested the minimum to achieve …

  2. My experience with War and Piece

    Do I write this post as a result of having finally finished reading War and Piece (Война и Мир)? Did I read the epic novel in spirit of my eagerness …

  3. A few stoic ideas from an ancient text

    Simple ideas have survived the test of time. Or have they? In my on-and-off attempts to read Marcus Aurelius, I’ve encountered much allusion to Stoicism, the same guiding principles …

  4. On marginal value of books

    I see several reasons for wanting to read a book.

    1. To learn new material.
    2. To be inspired.
    3. To be entertained by the content.
    4. To enjoy fantastically written prose.

    The more …

  5. Relationship with books

    To complement the account of my fantasy relationship with music listening, I wish to reflect on the reading experience.

    I have a cyclical relationship with book-reading mediums. As many serious …

  6. Meta literary critique

    How to critique own introductory sentences, finding inspiration through fictional characters, and reliving the glory of a coffee plantation.

  7. Most inspirational fiction novels

    Here I shall focus on fiction novels having inspired me most. Since this genre constitutes an overwhelming majority of my offline reading, I simply cannot recall other works to have …