Category: Scholarly

Venetian blinds

I’m still traversing through the pages of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice with the same awe that I had when first starting the novel. Last night as I read through chapter four, I frequently stopped to mark sentences, passages, and pages that are extraordinarily powerful. I just thought I would share a couple of the …

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After the second day of classes, I am giving even further thought to dropping my education degree. Even though I am quite close to completing the required courses for the B.A., I just don’t know if I can handle the banality any longer. Paradoxically, the entire School of Education claims to focus on critical thinking, …

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What is the goal of a writer?

Recently I started reading Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice. It is typical Mann in that every scene is an intricately woven web; a coalescence of words so delicately crafted that you timidly turn the page, as to not disturb the sleeping ink. One passage was so powerful that I couldn’t resist sharing it. In it, …

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