Jorge Luis Borges on Kafka instructing Max Bod to burn Kafka’s unpublished work.
Albert Camus on Kafka and the absurd, taken from “Myth of Sisyphus”.
Anne Carson on Kafka’s short story “The Top” (taken from the preface of her book “Eros the Bittersweet”).
On how scientific terminology hides the feeling of dread in “The Assault of the Swaying Saber” from Henri Michaux’s “Life in the Folds”.
On Cortázar’s short story “The Faces of the Medal” written in first-person plural.
On good synonyms, solitude, and wordplay.
Here’s the author of The Martian Chronicles and the classic Fahrenheit 451, on where and how to find what to write about. Quote: We all are rich and ignore the buried fact of accumulated wisdom. — Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing This could be said of most aspects of our lives, not just writing. Even the tiniest … Continue reading “The Art of Writing: Quirks and Perks”
On repetition, redundancy, conveyed information, and emotional impact in paragraphs. Example from Bukowski.
Sartre and Camus on drawing inspiration from life.
On Albert Camus’ Stranger, and the book’s main antagonist: the sun, as a symbol of the absurd.