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Yanis Varoufakis

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Yanis Varoufakis said George Osborne was trapped in a vicious cycle

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At The Foot Of The Mountains

Posted: 28/09/2016 by vequinox in Literature

Lifexperiment Blog

Winner of the 2000 booker prize, this book was actually penned in the 60’s. This book was a welcome reprieve from the more serious books I’ve read so far for this challenge.

Penned in 1965, this book contains a surprising and refreshing amount of protofeminism, as there was no feminism in sight at the time when this book was written, yet it still contains within its pages a shining example of youthful feminine independent thought and abject terror of become another one of the married, baby toting masses. Although beautifully intertwined within the realms of the reality of work life / dating life of a 20 something in that time, this story carries in it remarkable similarities of some of the games still played today.

The main characters are:

  • Marian (protagonist): Works in a survey company. Never aimed for marriage, but finds herself engaged to Peter. Shortly after, her subconscious…

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Τηλεοπτικές προκλήσεις

Posted: 28/09/2016 by vequinox in Literature

αἰέν ἀριστεύειν

Το να παρακολουθεί κανείς πολιτικές συζητήσεις στην τηλεόραση με εκπροσώπους κομμάτων ειδικά στις μέρες μας, είναι ένα είδος άσκησης στην οποία προκαλείται από τον τηλεθεατή ένας αυτοεκδηλούμενος μαζοχισμός με ταυτόχρονη προσπάθεια αυτοσυγκράτησης, πράγμα πολύ δύσκολο αν αυτό γίνεται σε ώρα που θα πρέπει να ακολουθήσει ύπνος γα την ανάπαυση από τον σωματικό και πνευματικό κάματο της ημέρας.

Παρακολουθούμε ένα αποκρουστικό φαινόμενο από τους εκπροσώπους του κυβερνώντος κόμματος, να εκστομίζουν προκλητικά τέτοιες ανοησίες, τέτοιες βλακείες, τέτοιες ηλιθιότητες που απορεί κανείς

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The Best War Poems Everyone Should Read

Posted: 28/09/2016 by vequinox in Literature

Interesting Literature

10 classic war poems from Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and others

There are many great war poems out there and there have been a great number of popular war poets. Putting together a universal list of the best war poems raises all sorts of questions, but since such a list will always be a matter of personal taste balanced with more objective matters such as ‘influence’ and ‘popularity with anthologists’, we hope you’ll forgive the presumptuous title ‘best war poems’. In the list that follows, we’ve endeavoured to offer a mix of the canonical and the under-appreciated (‘Dreamers’ is not as famous in Sassoon’s oeuvre as ‘Everyone Sang’, but we think it’s a fine poem that deserves to be read by more people). We’ve also tried to include poems which we’ve found particularly interesting. To make it easier to select just ten great war poems, we’ve limited ourselves to the First…

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