Review: Siri Hustvedt – “A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind”

Friday, February 17th, 2017

My review: I give this anthology of essays 3/5.

Part of Sarah Bakewell’s introduction to Montaigne

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

I’ve come to realise that I probably never will stop writing about this subject: Montaigne’s words are from the 1500s but are still extremely valid and interesting. Bakewell’s book on him is impossible to put down once you’ve started. Here’s a few brilliant quotes from the introduction to said book.

Review: Sarah Bakewell – “At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others”

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

My review of Sarah Bakewell’s new book, “At the Existentialist Café”, which is mainly about existentialism, making it fun and great in her processes. I give it 5/5, easy.

Simone de Beauvoir: on writing “The Second Sex”, Camus being a bitch and anti-feministic approaches to the book upon its release

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Some words on how Simone de Beauvoir’s masterpiece came about, how it was received, how it was perverted and where it is now. It’s 67 years old now, existential and vital. Buy the book from where I’ve culled this!

Sarah Bakewell makes philosophy easy: a first glance of “At the Existentialist Café”

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

A few personal lines on Sarah Bakewell’s new book, as well as a few paragraphs quoted from it.