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Goodreads Book Tag

Thanks Rose Read for posting this book tag – I needed an easy blog post, too, after almost a week and a half vacation in Mexico (and two months since my last post…oops). 370 weitere Wörter

Kent Haruf envisioned a spare end of life in Our Souls at Night

Kent Haruf envisioned a spare end of life in Our Souls at Night. The book was published posthumously as a a poignant, longing, spare, and other’s thoughts matter little love story in the face of old age, loneliness, and satisfying thyself. 340 weitere Wörter

Books

S'pore: Not "Animal Farm" but "Brave New World"

The cybernuts from Tan Jee Say and Tan Kin Lian (I’m ashamed that they are RI boys) downwards make allusions or analogies to Animal Farm to tell us how bad life is here under the… 266 weitere Wörter

Political Governance

Indifferent New Technology, Same Old World

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is, according to Wikipedia, a novel that “anticipates developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that combine profoundly to change society.” The book is often interpreted as a cautionary tale, decrying the dangers of unfettered embrace of new technologies. 1.299 weitere Wörter

SF

Aldous Huxley offers an appalling vision of conditioning through pleasure and distraction in Brave New World

Aldous Huxley offers an appalling vision of conditioning through pleasure and distraction in Brave New World. The ready view of controlling the civilized world through the state is achieved through conditioning things like art, science, religion, history, old age, family, individualism, solitude, or meaning to serve the will of the industrial complex are the cachet that… 407 weitere Wörter

Books

Shaking sh&t up

These past few months have been a cocoon of work and home and work. The biggest excitement I’ve had is finding a new show to watch (Atlanta!). 522 weitere Wörter

Life

Brave not-so New World

A lot of dystopian fiction was written in 1932, for obvious reasons. I decided to read Brave New World now because, honestly, right now feel a little like 1932 sometimes. 975 weitere Wörter

Essay