“Discovering this, [that you suffer only from yourself], the mind becomes whole: the split between I and me, man and the world, the ideal and the real, comes to an end.
4. Ophelia – Hamlet
While the going wisdom says publishers no longer market any but the biggest authors’ books, London’s Picador has put Emily St. John Mandel’s “Station Eleven” on a fast runway to launch.
“Greeting cards routinely tell us everybody deserves love. No. Everybody deserves clean water. Not everybody deserves love all the time.”
A guy once told me to me less of a “dark weirdo” but stories like this make me proud to be dark.
My then-boyfriend used to say there was something gross about strip clubs. “Strippers just pretend to like you,” he said while smoking outside a strip club where we were buying a cheap dinner. “Who wants to pay someone to pretend to like you?
This was a pleasure to compile. A life hack for you: ask everybody you know what essay, article, story or poem has most profoundly affected them, and you get an inbox full of fantastic content to sort through.
There’s something about seeing how ancient wisdom applies to a modern life that makes everything seem that much more connected.
6th Circle (Heresy): Times Square
I become obsessed with myself as a minor author in society.