Reading: “Enough” by John Naish

Reading: “Enough” by John Naish

“We drown out the big questions by marching behind the brass band of infinite ambition. It’s a march that apparently need never end: today’s idea of success increasingly involves attaining unprecedented levels of health, power, and celebrity.” This quote is from 2008. It resonates with pretty much every time frame from the late 80ies to [...]

Reading: “Apology for the Woman writing” by Jenny Diski

Reading: “Apology for the Woman writing” by Jenny Diski

Her father's library in Gournay was the place of escape from her present and from her preordained future. She slipped through the dark panelled door at every possible moment of the day and night, whenever she could avoid being tutored on how to be someone's wife, some house's keeper, some child's mother. 'I'm not ill, [...]

Reading: “Autumn” by Ali Smith

Reading: “Autumn” by Ali Smith

"All across the country, people looked up Google: what is EU? All across the country, people looked up Google: move to Scotland. All across the country, people looked up Google: Irish passport applications." " As she passes the house with GO and HOME still written across it she sees that underneath this someone has added, [...]

Reading: “The Diary of a Nobody” by George and Weedon Grossmith

Reading: “The Diary of a Nobody” by George and Weedon Grossmith

May 9: The Blackfriars Bi-weekly News contains a long list of the guests at the Mansion House Ball. Disappointed to find our names omitted, though Farmerson's is in plainly enough with M.L.L. after it, whatever that may mean. More than vexed, because we had ordered a dozen copies to send to our friends. Wrote to the [...]