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persuasion revisited

(Photo linked from e-books – Penguin Classics frontcover – the same as the one I’ve got). I’m rereading Persuasion by Jane Austen and  am struck by that it feels so modern, even though it was written in a dramatically different … Continue reading

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ekelöf on perfect solitude

This poem by Ekelöf (Swedish original: Ensam i natten) has followed me since I first read it. For me it is a description of the perfect solitude, stillness and writing. Magic. The translation comes from http://www.ekelut.dk/seven/7en5.html Alone at night Alone … Continue reading

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