Pseudo-intellectualism in Modern Literature.

People who presume, not-entirely-unreasonable, that "literary fiction" represents a value judgment, fail to understand that "literary fiction" is just a marketing category (coined in the 1970's by publishing and book retailers) characterized by slower pacing, stylized prose, introspection and a focus on interior life over exterior action, a focus on character over plot. What they are not, though, are inherent markers of quality.

Poetry, Code and Literature.

In today’s literary criticism arises the concept that no general method for the solution of questions can be established which does not explicitly recognize, not only the special numerical bases of the science, but also those universal laws of thought which are the basis of all reasoning, and which, whatever they may be as to their essence, are at least mathematical as to their form.

World Literature and Fractals

As far as many bookworms are concerned, advanced equations and graphs are the last things which would hold their interest, but there's no escape from the math. Physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, Poland, performed a detailed statistical analysis of more than one hundred famous works … Continue reading World Literature and Fractals

About The Canon of the World Literature.

Three years ago, I took it upon me to read the top 100 of the Canon of the world literature and have recently accomplished this challenge. The least I can say about this task is that I’ve learned something of this experience. Nevertheless there were a couple of unexpected hurdles along the road that I … Continue reading About The Canon of the World Literature.

Is the Great Green Dragon a powerful metaphysical creature or a secret cabal of people?

  Dragons are mythological creatures, both good and evil. Colossal beasts, they are symbols of immense power. Western symbolism emphasizes the negative side of their power and energy; the dragon-foe became synonymous with Satan and has come to symbolize evil. In western literature dragons symbolize intense passion and represent the battle knights must fight against … Continue reading Is the Great Green Dragon a powerful metaphysical creature or a secret cabal of people?

Culture and religion in my writing

  Those familiar with my writing have probably remarked that the main protagonists in my novel stem from very different racial and cultural backgrounds and, by consequence, adhere to very different ways of approaching the daily life. Alec Bannon is an Irish Catholic who’s married to Millie Bloom, who’s on the lookout for her Jewish … Continue reading Culture and religion in my writing

The Long Now in my writing.

The only way to reach a harmonious existence is by making a piece of art from our whole life. People are looking more and more to improve the quality of their personal life and increase self-regulation on every domain. Instigating confusion became too easy and is unnecessary but clarifying is difficult and necessary. The real … Continue reading The Long Now in my writing.

The Beginning (The Maharajagar Book: 1)

On June 16, 1914, journalist Alec Bannon and his young wife Millie Bloom, a photographer, meet at the Museum of Natural Science of New York an Inuit called Piugaattoq (also known as Minik Wallace) who's father's bones are on display over there. Minik hires the services of a Chinese tong and a Voodoo priest to … Continue reading The Beginning (The Maharajagar Book: 1)