Minasuk/ May 5, 2016/ Uncategorized

Philosopher Judith Butler on the Value of the Humanities and Why We Read | Brain Pickings | June 2013 “[The humanities allow us] to learn to read carefully, with appreciation and a critical eye; to find ourselves, unexpectedly, in the middle of the ancient texts we read, but also to find ways of living, thinking, acting, and reflecting that belong

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Minasuk/ January 11, 2015/ Uncategorized

Nietzsche’s 10 Rules for Writers, Penned in a Letter to His Lover and Muse | Brain Pickings | August 2014 Between August 8 and August 24 of 1882, Friedrich Nietzsche set down ten stylistic rules of writing in a series of letters to the Russian-born writer, intellectual, and psychoanalyst Lou Andreas-Salomé — the first female psychoanalyst, who corresponded with Freud about

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Minasuk/ September 1, 2014/ Uncategorized

Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck | Brain Pickings | March 2012 John Steinbeck — Pulitzer Prize winner, Nobel laureate, love guru — with six tips on writing, culled from his altogether excellent interview in the Fall 1975 issue of The Paris Review.