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Guest post: The Pulitzohr Prize

Wednesday, 18 April, 2012

The decision to not award a Pulitzer Prize for fiction this year was followed by widespread disbelief, anger and grief in the world of letters. It also spurred headlines such as “Book lovers react bitterly to no fiction Pulitzer“. Jim Martin, retired pilot, active author and founding member of a European digital publishing venture to […]

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Cold catch of the day

Sunday, 12 February, 2012

Catch of the day


Power is the ability to turn water molecules into ice

Sunday, 5 February, 2012

His breath was ice

“Outside the window, there slides past that unimaginable and deserted vastness where night is coming on, the sun declining in ghastly blood-streaked splendour like a public execution across, it would seem, half a continent, where live only bears and shooting stars and the wolves who lap congealing ice from water that holds within it the entire sky. All white with snow as if under dustsheets, as if laid away eternally as soon as brought back from the shop, never to be used or touched. Horrors! And, as on a cyclorama, this unnatural spectacle rolls past at twenty-odd miles an hour in a tidy frame of lace curtains only a little the worse for soot and drapes of a heavy velvet of dark, dusty blue.” Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus


Egon Schiele in red with snow

Sunday, 29 January, 2012

“When they came to his studio to place him under arrest, the police seized more than a hundred drawings which they considered pornographic. Schiele was imprisoned while awaiting his trial. When his case was brought before a judge, the charges of seduction and abduction were dropped, but the artist was found guilty of exhibiting erotic […]

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