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At 20, I realized that I could not possibly adjust to a feminine role as conceived by my father and asked him permission to engage in a professional career. In eight months I filled my gaps in Latin, Greek and mathematics, graduated from high school, and entered medical school in Turin.

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The ‘experimental’ writer, then, is simply following the story’s commands t

The ‘experimental’ writer, then, is simply following the story’s commands to the best of his human ability. The writer is not the story, the story is the story. See? Sometimes this is very hard to accept and sometimes too easy. On the one hand, there’s th
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

If I want to feel as if I'm being sucked down a fathomless gloomy tunnel fo

If I want to feel as if I'm being sucked down a fathomless gloomy tunnel for hours and hours then I have a complete set of Schopenhauer at home.
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It is no idle phrase that man was made in God's image. There is something w

It is no idle phrase that man was made in God's image. There is something worth saving in the worst of us, and out of this something a new man may be fashioned.
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What doesn't kill us makes us funnier.

What doesn't kill us makes us funnier.
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Neva ought to smile more. It breaks her anxiety into tiny pieces of joy you

Neva ought to smile more. It breaks her anxiety into tiny pieces of joy you want to gather up and hand back to her in your palms, as if to say, “See what you can make when you loose the reins.
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Who told you it was too late? And more importantly, why did you choose to b

Who told you it was too late? And more importantly, why did you choose to believe them?
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The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of

The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of
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I do not ever remember to have trembled at a tale of superstition or to hav

I do not ever remember to have trembled at a tale of superstition or to have feared the apparition of a spirit. Darkness had no effect upon my fancy, and a churchyard was to me merely the receptacle of bodies deprived of life, which, from being the seat o
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I was trapped in an awful spiral of insecure narcissism

I was trapped in an awful spiral of insecure narcissism
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From the first, Istanbul had given him the impression of a town where, with

From the first, Istanbul had given him the impression of a town where, with the night, horror creeps out of the stones. It seemed to him a town the centuries had so drenched in blood and violence that, when daylight went out, the ghosts of its dead were i
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Love is both wondrous and yet full of peril. Love is a gateway through whic

Love is both wondrous and yet full of peril. Love is a gateway through which hatred - disguised and unrecognized - can pass.
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