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“Many fine books have been written in prison,” said Raoul Duke, in Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. And it’s true. Ghandi, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, the Marquis De Sade, and O. Henry all turned their sentences into, well, sentences. But those guys were writers to begin with.…
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Famous authors are a constant source of fascination and intrigue. They open their minds to the public by creating characters and worlds that we take into our hearts, which makes us feel as though we know them. Meanwhile, the authors themselves remain distant and closed figures. When we try to…
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Most books are either written to convey information and evoke understanding or to entertain while inspiring emotions and wonder. And they almost always do just that. But some written works, if true, imply very interesting and intriguing mysteries. These mysteries can relate to the metaphysical…
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Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy is one of the world’s most epic works of literature. The imagining of all the punishments that await the world’s sinners is filled with terrifying imagery that we can still relate to today. Guided by the ancient Roman writer Virgil, Dante heads down through the Nine…
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