— Boris Pasternak, who died on this date in 1960
Do you ever get the feeling that everyone is trying to pull one over on you? They probably are. Maybe life is just one big scam. But, here are some stories that could help with that.
Politics run through , but we know little of his own political opinions. His characters speak, they do not lecture. Yet certain themes recur... Machiaveli
As the company grows, GoFundMe scams are more and more common. We talked to the woman who spends her free time hunting down fraudulent campaigns
During the famine of the civil war, a delegation of starving peasants came to Lenin’s headquarters in the Smolny in Petrograd to submit a petition. “We have even started eating the grass like horses”, says one peasant. “Soon we will start neighing like horses!”
What is the most boring whodunit in the world? The most boring whodunit is “The History of the Communist Party” because by the third page you know who committed the murders.
Buy the Google Books - Cold As Ice But in the Right Hands It Melts ... No point go being the richest man or woman in the cemetery ;-) Amen
A couple of weeks ago, a piece by Jia Tolentino came out in The New Yorker called “The Personal-Essay Boom is Over.” The title alone was enough to deluge social media feeds with writers stepping forward to defend the vitality of the personal essay in spite of the article’s assertions, or otherwise agreeing with Tolentino that the personal essay is, in fact, “dead.” The only problem is, the article isn’t actually about what we writers know as the personal essay at all, but rather a separate subgenre of nonfiction called the “confessional essay.” If we want to get even more specific, Tolentino’s article is talking specifically of the confessional essays typically printed in online “women’s” publications such as xoJane, Jezebel, Salon, and others. To compare the personal and the confessional is a common false equivalence, and a great underestimation of all that first-person nonfiction writing encompasses.
… A Response to Jia Tolentino’s “The Personal-Essay Boom is Over” | BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog