Funny is the New Deep

In Brooklyn gaining new insights on writing … “Writers in early stages … tend to look down upon the comic impulse”, says Almond, and I think he is right. Writers are afraid of not being taken serious. But the thing is: Comedy is not stupid, it is – maybe – the best way to connect…

true art

Isn’t it strange how some authors manage to create a true masterpiece within just a few pages?! Here is one of the most compressed, significant, and strange texts I’ve ever encountered: Franz Kafka  A Country Doctor If you are interested in a surreal & energetic visual adaption of the story, have a look at this: . “The…

TWO SHORT LECTURES

Some of you already know; I am a big fan of Mary Ruefle. Her new collection of texts is just … brilliant! To give you an idea of how she writes, I will quote the two first of her TWENTY-TWO SHORT LECTURES: WHY ALL OUR LITERARY PURSUITS ARE USELESS Eighty-five percent of all existing species…

Meandering Narratives

I call his books novels, partly, I think, because I want to claim him for fiction, and partly because that seems the most inclusive term for their mélange of fictionalized memoir, travel journals, inventories of natural and man-made curiosities, impressionistic musings on painting, entomology, architecture, military fortifications, riffs on the lives of Kafka, Stendhal, Casanova,…