The Janus-faced Macabre of Japanese Literature

I've recently read novels by two Japanese authors: The Face of Another by Kōbō Abe and A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe. Both are very interesting and discussion-worthy, and also quite similar in how they describe the human condition. At the same time, both are very, very disturbing. So, let's talk about that! Although there is a plentitude of 'nice'... Continue Reading →

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The Necessity of Awareness

Hello again, dear Internet. Thank you for sticking around! This will be a monthly thought train from now on – and if many more board, it will run more often. Stay tuned! As I am getting into phases of intense PhD-writing, there is a certain state I would name vigil of thought, which manifests itself... Continue Reading →

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