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Kafka on Books and What Reading Does for the Human Soul
Kafka on Books and What Reading Does for the Human Soul

How to melt “the frozen sea within us.”

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Van Gogh and Mental Illness
Van Gogh and Mental Illness

“One feels as if one were lying bound hand and foot at the bottom of a deep dark well, utterly helpless.”

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Writing for the Godless: Flannery O’Connor on Dogma, Belief, and the Difference Between Religion and Faith
Writing for the Godless: Flannery O’Connor on Dogma, Belief, and the Difference Between Religion and Faith

“For me a dogma is only a gateway to contemplation and is an instrument of freedom and not of restriction.”

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The Breathtaking Love Letters of Violet Trefusis and Vita Sackville-West
The Breathtaking Love Letters of Violet Trefusis and Vita Sackville-West

“All the hoardings of my imagination I have laid bare to you. There isn’t a recess in my brain into which you haven’t penetrated.”

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Children’s Endearing Letters to Judy Blume About Masturbation, and the Beloved Author’s Response
Children’s Endearing Letters to Judy Blume About Masturbation, and the Beloved Author’s Response

“Dear Judy, I want to ask you a very important question…”

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How to Pitch Yourself: Young Eudora Welty’s Impossibly Charming Job Application to <em>The New Yorker</em>
How to Pitch Yourself: Young Eudora Welty’s Impossibly Charming Job Application to The New Yorker

An exquisite yin-yang balance of erudition and irreverence, dignity and self-deprecation.

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