Tag Archives: Writing

1894: Novel

Santiago Rusiñol: Novela romántica (1894) ¡Ay! ¡Desgraciadamente no, Elvira! replicó con vehemencia Rodrigo clavando sus rasgados ojos más negros que el azabache en el rostro seductor de su prometida, sobran para mi devoradora inquietud. Ya no comprende vuestro corazón al … Continue reading

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1973: 198 Methods

Gene Sharp  died last week. Sharp was a prolific theorist of nonviolent action whose writings have influenced anti-government resistance movements around the world. His work was profoundly shaped by the study of Gandhi and the labor and civil rights activist … Continue reading

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1973: Self-Translation

Born in Ireland, Samuel Beckett wrote almost exclusively in French after moving to Paris in 1939. He would then translate his novels and plays into English. He wrote the following sentence in his 1946 short story “Premier amour”: Personnellement je … Continue reading

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1924: That’s What the Leaves Murmured

Diaz’s Forest In a forest painted by Diaz, a little motherkin and her child stood still. They were now a good hour from the village. Gnarled trunks spoke a primeval tongue. The mother said to her child: “In my opinion, … Continue reading

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19th Century: Pen Box

Muhammad Kazim: Pen Box, Iran, late 19th Century (bottom with portraits of Nasir al-Din Shah and persian rulers from the Shāhnameh)

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1998: ½

Zhang Huan: ½ (1998)

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1979: James Baldwin’s Inkwell

Q. How do you see the role of the black American writer in particular? A. Well, you have to understand that presently you’re going to be obsolete, because America is going to be obsolete. But if one substitutes the word … Continue reading

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