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Full Metal Jacket – the film, the novel, the man (and the birthday)

Jerry Gustav Hasford, the “The Short-Timers” author, was born 70 years ago. The novel was later made into a film “Full Metal Jacket” by Stanley Kubrick.

Zoroaster or Zarathustra? Ask Nietzsche

There are many wonders in the world. The miracle of life. The wonder of death. But one of the greatest wonders of them all is how did it happen that one of the most prominent philosophers ever, namely Friedrich Nietzsche, became a pop icon. (Same thing happened with Che Guevara, but that is another story.) […]

Slave New World

54 years have passed since the death of Aldous Leonard Huxley. His notable works include fictional, dystopian novel “Brave New World” (published in 1932) and non-fictional “The Doors of Perception” inspired by experiences of author’s using of psychedelic drugs. One of the greatest bands in rock music, “The Doors” named themselves after this book. “Brave New […]

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre was published 170 years ago

The originality and remarkable psychological insight of Charlotte Brontë’s legendary novel “Jane Eyre” is still compelling, 170 years after its publishing.

Marcel Proust in 1900

90 years of Proust’s masterpiece “In Search of Lost Time”

Proust’s magnum opus “In Search of Lost Time” was published in a span of 14 years, and this year, 2017, marks the 90th anniversary of the novel’s last volume’s publication.

Ayn Rand - When Atlas Shrugs The World Shakes

When Atlas Shrugs, The World Shakes

Who was Ayn Rand? Who was the woman whose philosophy is now called contra-Nietzschean philosophy? Or, to quote the first sentence of her novel – “Who is John Galt?”

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