Structure by guest author Allison Symes — Valerie Penny’s Book Reviews

This article was first published on 24 Novermber 2016 at http://allisonsymes-thisworldandothers.weebly.com/blog—creating-worlds/structure I used to be frightened of the thought of story structure. It seemed too formal, too technical etc. I’ve found it helpful to think of it as the “edit where I check the story makes sense”, which I appreciate is something of a mouthful! But […]

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The Suitable Inheritor by Pushpendra Mehta — Valerie Penny’s Book Reviews

Pushpendra Mehta kindly sent me a copy of his debut novel, The Suitable Inheritor and asked me to review the book. I like and respect Pushpendra and am always a little wary about reviewing a book in these circumstances. I am always honest, even if the author is a friend or acquaintance. This sometimes causes problems! […]

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Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno , ” 1. To Marcel Proust “ — agenda19892010

If a heir of a wealthy family, or middle-class family, choses an intellectual profession e.g. artist or scholar, doesn’t matter if for talent or for weakness, then he falls in a unconfortable situation among his coworkers. He’s envied for his economic independence or reckoned a insincere one, he’s suspected to be a secret agent of […]

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