"Dark Avenues" by Ivan Bunin

“Dark Avenues” by Ivan Bunin


Ivan Bunin’s Dark Avenues has been on my bookshelf since I requested it as a Christmas present last year. Why I had asked for it, where I’d heard about Bunin and what I’d heard about Bunin are questions that slip merrily through the sieve of my memory. We undoubtedly all have these forgotten books on our shelves – I know I have many more! – and it was intriguing to pluck Dark Avenues out and…

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“Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?” : “American Psycho” by Bret Easton Ellis

“Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?” : “American Psycho” by Bret Easton Ellis


Imagine: you are twenty-six years old, studied at Harvard before graduating to a financially rewarding job on Wall Street where you worked your way up the hierarchy to become the managing director as you are today. You are devilishly handsome and maintain a thorough workout regime that gives you a perfectly defined body, so that you are often mistaken for an actor or a model. You are, of…

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" My mouth can’t translate the things my heart says. "
" Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey. "
" I was as hollow and empty as the spaces between stars. "