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What is your full name? Teodor Reljic. If you had to lie about your age, how old would you be? I’m in my prime. Ask me a couple of years from now. Satan or Cthulhu? Against my (better? worse?) literary inclinations, I have to go for Satan. The reason is simple as it is universal:…

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This Maltese Woman Knows: Kulħadd Ħalla Isem Warajh (2014)

You know those Romantics; always bitching at each others’ throats. For instance Keats, who didn’t like Coleridge much because he believed that he valued knowledge over beauty. Keats, for one, didn’t, and he married both splendidly in what at the time passed for #coleridgesucks: a letter. On the 21st of December 1817, he wrote to his…

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Guilty as Charged: Volens (2013)

“Il-misħun imdemmi baqa’ javvanza bla waqfien. Bla hedu. Sakemm kif laħaq ix-xfar u ntebaħ li ma kellux iżjed appoġġ iżżerżaq mal-ġenb tal-banju jfittex ta’ xejn minn fejn ħa jiżgiċċa. Il-liġi tal-gravita’ iżda fis tatu palata. It-tapit kafellatte Nouveau, kontra qalbu, kanġa surtu fil-ħamrani. Foga u sħana. U titpin. U demm kemm trid.” —–O—– Way back…

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999)

🙂 🙂 🙂 😦 😦 “Charlie, we accept the love we think we deserve.” Hailed by some critics as being The Catcher in the Rye for a new generation, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an epistolary bildungsroman mixed bag of teenage perplexity and soap opera. Charlie finds it hard to fit in. He…

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Sylvia Plath Mini Blogathon

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of Sylvia Plath, one of the most beloved, discussed and controversial authors of the past century. Her work and (some say, to a greater extent) her relationship with former poet laureate Ted Hughes, captured the imagination of many. In the coming weeks, a major biography detailing…

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