Why Read Sebald?

He is utterly despairing, particularly in The Rings of Saturn. It’s terrible, beautiful, and there’s no hope.          — Ali Smith I’ve been here before, at my desk, with all the books by W.G Sebald (which unfortunately isn’t that many) in front of me. My plan is to (re)read The Rings of Saturn. Did I read it…

Morning Pages

In The Artist’s Way Julia Cameron advice her readers to start writing Morning Pages. Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning – every morning. Here is what Cameron says: There is no better way to open a writing voice than to write regularly & repetitively. The first page and…

Theory of Mind

Midway (through) To the Lighthouse it suddenly struck me how extremely well Woolf present us for the complexity of peoples inner life. Of corse we all know her exceptional contribution to the stream of consciousness technique. (Stream of consciousness is characterized by a flow of thoughts and images, which may not always appear to have a coherent structure…