Brothels, Porn, Secret Fantasies! A Whole Different Side Of Franz Kafka You Haven't Heard!
Franz Kafka, the writer born in 1883 and died in 1924. His published works include The Trial, Metamorphosis and The Castle. Many consider him the greatest writer of the twentieth century.These are the bald facts. But Franz Kafka, the man, or better still the noun-phrase, conjures up far much more than that. He led a different life than we all knew, especially about sex. Let's take a closer look to this great writer's life!
How Umberto Eco Summarizes The 14 Core Principles Of Fascism
The political developments around the world have made the concept of fascism relevant, once again. In history classes, we are told that the reason we study history is to learn lessons from our past so that we don't repeat our mistakes, but ironically enough, history is a sum of mistakes being repeatedEco grew up under Mussolini's fascist regime. There was also Nazi Germany and Franco's dictatorship in Spain. These regimes had something in common: they were all based on oppressive and authoritarian mentalities, and are radical and nationalist political movements. Umberto Eco, the Italian novelist, and critic, summarized 14 basic features of fascism in his article Ur-Fascism in 1995. Do you think that any of this is still valid for our day? How much has changed over the last 22 years?
16 Cyberpunk Books You Should Read Before Being Swallowed By Dystopia
Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction. It is generally set in the future where advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as information technology and cybernetics, are juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order. Plots often center on conflict between artificial intelligences, hackers, and mega corporations.We’ve collected 16 books that you should read even if you’re not a fan of the genre. After all, cyberpunk is now more relevant than ever, and you might want to prepare yourself for an even more weird world!Book descriptions were taken from Wikipedia.
19 Poetic Signs That You Are A Natural Writer!
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs NinTasting the life twice sounds quite amazing, but as long as you have enough heart to taste the pain twice. Writing is pain, writing is happiness, it is consolation, and sometimes it is the life itself. Maybe you are also a trueborn author! Here are 19 signs you can use to 'diagnose' yourself.
14 Disturbing Novels That’ll Leave You Feeling Filthy
Some great novels are either admired and loved by readers or are just hated. Most of the time that is because the pornographic elements or the use of violent language make us too uncomfortable to “enjoy” them. However, they certainly have a special place in literature. Here are 14 novels to make you, to say the least, a bit disturbed.
22 Popular Movies That Were Turned Into Books (For Some Reason)
Ages ago, when there were no DVDs (or even VCRs), fans could relive their favorite movies only by reading the books based on the screenplays. This was called “novelization” and we can’t blame anybody for that. That’s understandable. But it seems this trend won’t end anytime soon, considering that even V for Vendetta was made into a book. You might wonder if it’s a way to make even more money. Well, it’s your filthy mind. It’s definitely not that. Yeah. So here are 22 books based on popular movies, not for you to hate the original movie, hopefully…
17 Powerful Quotes From Orwell's 1984 That Still Resonate Today
67 years after its publication, George Orwell's masterpiece “1984” is still very relevant. This famous dystopian novel, set in a world beyond our imagining, was telling a story of a totalitarian regime in which all power was split into three roughly equal groups: Eastasia, Eurasia, and Oceania. Some say it is way too dark even for a dystopia and does not really represent how things are in our modern world, but some argue that it resonates now more than ever. Here are 17 quotes from it for you to decide for yourself!
30 Books Every Woman Should Read!
No, we’re not assuming your taste in literature is based on your gender. Rather, many of the books in this list actually questioned what it’s to be a “woman” long before today’s generation started to disavow the “binaries” of gender. Moreover, each one of them has a unique, personal story which has a lot to tell to people from all genders, but especially women and girls will find them pretty inspiring!Like every list, this one is missing your voice. Comment if you have any books to recommend! Book summaries were taken from Wikipedia.
16 Soul Wrenching Quotes From Haruki Murakami The Literature Genius!
Haruki Murakami was born in 1949 in Japan. He started his writing career when he was 29 years old. Since then, Murakami continues to write and publish excellent contemporary novels. Murakami was considered to be a strong candidate for the Nobel Literature Prize in 2016. Though, he couldn't win the prize this year, he still continues to be a favorite author of many people. These quotes will introduce you to Murakami's sincere and colorful world if you haven't read his books yet. For those who already read Murakami, you can enjoy his magical words once more.
24 Empowering Short Poems From Feminist Poet Rupi Kaur
Rupi Kaur is a famous poet on Instagram, popular for her feminist short poems. Rupi's new book Milk and Honey has made it to the New York Times bestseller list. She's dedicated passionately to the women's empowerment movement. We love that women are getting more self-conscious everyday, and this self-consciousness is not even about the outer appearance. We are really brave to be ourselves in a society where girls are thought to be everything but themselves. It's not about shinier hair, softer skin or behaving like a good girl anymore. Fuck all that. Degrading our value to only outer appearance, making us live as sexual objects and imprisoning us with rules must have been history by now. We can be whoever we want to be, inside and outside. We don't have to follow the rules people create for us any longer.Rupi states her motive to share what she wrote on social media as follows: “It seemed more important for me to express solidarity with women going through similar struggles than to continue being that 'polite, shy, quiet girl'.” Let's take a look at what this inspirational woman has to say on life, through her beautiful poems...
11 Fictional Male Characters That Would Be Great In Bed
Sometimes, when we are reading a book, we come across such a character that we start imagining that character differently than any other one. You try to picture every detail and put everything in its place. That character is yours now, because it is a product of your imagination; you might even daydream about this character. Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
15 Inspiring Life Lessons From 'The Little Prince'
Even though ‘The Little Prince’ is actually a child book, it’s like it’s written for adults. We have so much to learn from this book where fiction combine with colors. I’m inviting you to gain some ‘awareness’ with these 15 more than perfect quotes. Dear adults, welcome.. Dear author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, thank you for your amazing imagination.
24 Novels That Will Make You A Better Person!
The books in this list are mostly dystopian stories about oppression, violence, cruelty, coups, civil wars and the downtrodden classes; and some are novels that are based on true stories.When you read them, they will show you the tragic side of being a human and the human life itself; will help you understand the pains of humanity and 'the others'; and will potentially make you more 'aware', 'understanding' and 'compassionate. Enjoy reading!Note 1: Just like every book list, this one is also incomplete and flawed, sorry in advance!Note 2: The order has nothing to do with the quality of the books.
16 Famous Authors Who Committed Suicide
Studies show that writers are twice as likely to commit suicide than other people. Although the correlation between creativity and mental illnesses is open to discussion, there is no doubt that the literary world has suffered many losses, as many geniuses have had troubles making peace with life. We’ve collected 16 of them to remember and praise, once again, their great contributions to literature.