Reading: “L’art de la simplicité – How to live more with less” by Dominique Loreau

Reading: “L’art de la simplicité – How to live more with less” by Dominique Loreau

This week’s minimalist reading is sort of mixed a blessing: Dominique Loreau introduces different ideas of minimalism from ‘oriental’ (as she calls it), European and American backgrounds. Born in France, she lived in England and the US and traveled through Canada, Mexico, and Central America before settling in Japan, where she has been living there [...]

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: “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Reading: “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

  Leo had been avoiding his wife, Victoria, who was barely speaking to him and his sister Beatrice who wouldn't stop speaking to him—rambling on and on about getting together for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving. In July. Leo hadn't spent a holiday with his family in twenty years, since the mid-'90s if he was remembering correctly: he wasn't [...]