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Welcome to The Bathroom Wall Cult & Classic Literature Blog for stories and anecdotes from the world of books

“War Is Peace.” Especially after 1984

On this day, 69 years ago, George Orwell sent the final manuscript of his book to his publisher. Little did he know that in the years to follow it would become one of the most influential books of the 20th century.

The day Aleister Crowley “Took His Gin With His Mescaline”

Aleister Crowley, one of the most influential people of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, died 70 years ago.

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.

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