olivia maia

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11 hours ago

Novela literaria es un pleonasmo. Toda obra narrativa de ficción es, por definición, literaria, con independencia de sus cualidades estilísticas, creación de personajes, estructura, originalidad o potencia de su voz narrativa.

El duelo absurdo entre novela literaria y novela comercial

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11 hours ago

Keep Our Mountains Free. And Dangerous.

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11 hours ago

19-Year-Old Student Uses Early Spy Camera to Take Candid Street Photos (Circa 1895)

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6 days ago

15 Covers for The Bell Jar, Ranked from Most to Least Sexist

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7 days ago

Rebecca Solnit on Women’s Work and the Myth of the Art Monster

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11 days ago

Books as remunerative symbols of educational attainment versus books as objects that allow us to drop out and delve inwards. This dichotomy is relevant because, for one, it fundamentally alters the big question everyone keeps asking about the book as a physical object. No longer is it “will the book endure?”  Instead, it’s “why will the book endure?”

The Physical Book Will Surely Endure: But Will It Endure for the Right Reason?

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11 days ago

When editors and agents say they have trouble “finding talent,” really what they’re saying is that they have less time and money to take chances.

How Indie Presses Are Elevating the Publishing World

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11 days ago

20 authors on whose work I have involuntarily ended up with a strong opinion due to my unfortunate heterosexuality.

20 Authors I Don’t Have to Read Because I’ve Dated Men for 16 Years

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13 days ago

Where I Come From, Paulo Coelho is for Grandmas

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15 days ago

How Fetishizing ‘Craft’ Can Get in the Way of a Good Poem

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15 days ago

How to Become a Literary Recluse

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15 days ago

Meltdown and Spectre

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18 days ago

A practical guide to microchip implants

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18 days ago

So you think you've been implanted against your will?

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20 days ago

Why Garbage Science Gets Published

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20 days ago

Actually, There Is a Time Like the Present

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24 days ago

Things That Male Academics Have Said To Me

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28 days ago

The “True Size” Maps Shows You the Real Size of Every Country (and Will Change Your Mental Picture of the World)

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35 days ago

1911 Book of Funny Cat Pictures

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36 days ago

Will You Really Achieve Happiness If You Finally Win the Rat Race? Don’t Answer the Question Until You’ve Watched Steve Cutts’ New Animation

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36 days ago

On a Magical Do-Nothing Day: A Lovely Illustrated Ode to the Nourishment of Nature and the Art of Solitude in the Age of Screens

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37 days ago

How to hide and still be found

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37 days ago

The artistic recluse

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46 days ago

I Am Not a Monster

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47 days ago

If you extinguish the light at night and I am in a dark room, I am afraid. Just as I was when I was seven or eight years old. I have spoken to many rationalists who say how illogical that is, but when I ask them if they would consent to sleep a winter’s night in a room with a corpse, they shiver. The fear of the supernatural is in everybody

Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Art of Fiction No. 42

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olivia maia

47 days ago

A culture that is stuck in the present is one that can’t solve big problems. If you want to plan for the future, if you want to handle big social and political challenges, you have to decouple yourself from day-to-day crises, to look back at history, to learn from it, to see trendlines. You have to be usefully detached from the moment.

THIS → Social media is keeping us stuck in the moment

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olivia maia

47 days ago

somehow, in the centuries since, we have increasingly lost sight of the imagination’s rapturous rewards and come to see it as a commodity of what we now call “the creative industry”

Ursula K. Le Guin on Redeeming the Imagination from the Commodification of Creativity and How Storytelling Teaches Us to Assemble Ourselves

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51 days ago

It is always a mistake to equate productivity and creativity. They are not the same. In fact, they’re often at odds with each other: one is often most creative when one is least productive.

Tidying up

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64 days ago

Buddhism Is More ‘Western’ Than You Think

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65 days ago

The tension between creativity and productivity

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65 days ago

Fuck work

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73 days ago

How Not To NaNoWriMo

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97 days ago

The slow collapse of the social contract is the backdrop for a modern mania for clean eating, healthy living, personal productivity, and “radical self-love”—the insistence that, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, we can achieve a meaningful existence by maintaining a positive outlook, following our bliss, and doing a few hamstring stretches as the planet burns. The more frightening the economic outlook and the more floodwaters rise, the more the public conversation is turning toward individual fulfillment as if in a desperate attempt to make us feel like we still have some control over our lives.

Life-Hacks of the Poor and Aimless

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olivia maia

98 days ago

Pode a subalterna outra subalterna calar?

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98 days ago

To escape is essentially to be out of view, thus instructing me in this fundamental truth: that sometimes we just want to disappear without having to die in the process.

How We Escape It: An Essay

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98 days ago

These days, everybody from Left to Right – from the economist Dean Baker to the social scientist Arthur C Brooks, from Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump – addresses this breakdown of the labour market by advocating ‘full employment’, as if having a job is self-evidently a good thing, no matter how dangerous, demanding or demeaning it is. But ‘full employment’ is not the way to restore our faith in hard work, or in playing by the rules, or in whatever else sounds good. The official unemployment rate in the United States is already below 6 per cent, which is pretty close to what economists used to call ‘full employment’, but income inequality hasn’t changed a bit. Shitty jobs for everyone won’t solve any social problems we now face.

Fuck work

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105 days ago

How Information Overload Robs Us of Our Creativity: What the Scientific Research Shows

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106 days ago

And each successive work of literature expands the possibilities of our language, deepening our expressive capacity. In almost every major literature there are works that make you love being human, and make you love and revere the humanity of other people. That is the great potential of any art.

Marilynne Robinson on Finding the Right Word

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122 days ago

Blogs do milênio passado: uma vida escrevendo na internet

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122 days ago

When Life Asks for Everything

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123 days ago

The future looks expensive

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123 days ago

ótimo texto do marcelo ferlin <3

O espírito da Draco

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123 days ago

Writing Characters with Depression: What You&#039;re Doing Wrong

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123 days ago

Sherlock Holmes – Aventuras secretas no Kindle for Samsung

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128 days ago

xkcd Phone 6

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130 days ago

There’s a strong impulse in our culture to run away from these little corners. We’re told that society’s winners will be the thinkers who network, collaborate, create, and strategize in concert with others. Our kids are taught to study in groups, to execute projects as teams. Our workplaces have been stripped of walls so that the organization functions as a unit. The big tech companies also propel us to join the crowd—they provide us with the trending topics and their algorithms suggest that we read the same articles, tweets, and posts as the rest of the world.

There’s no doubting the creative power of conversation, the intellectual potential of humbly learning from our peers, the necessity of groups working together to solve problems. Yet none of this should replace contemplation, moments of isolation, where the mind can follow its own course to its own conclusions.

How Technology Makes Us Less Free

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olivia maia

144 days ago

"Late capitalism is like your love life: it looks a lot less bleak through an Instagram filter. The slow collapse of the social contract is the backdrop for a modern mania for clean eating, healthy living, personal productivity, and “radical self-love”—the insistence that, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, we can achieve a meaningful existence by maintaining a positive outlook, following our bliss, and doing a few hamstring stretches as the planet burns. The more frightening the economic outlook and the more floodwaters rise, the more the public conversation is turning toward individual fulfillment as if in a desperate attempt to make us feel like we still have some control over our lives."

The Alternative to Thinking All the Time

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olivia maia

144 days ago

sobre essa tal de mindfulness ;)

Mind Your Own Business

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145 days ago

O escritor como leitor – por Ricardo Piglia

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216 days ago

After the intellectuals are rounded up and shut up in academia exploring their own strange symptoms, things are simple, perhaps banal – or should we say ‘pragmatic’? The imaginary ‘real world’ is a stark and barren place. Like a population purged of lepers, the public sphere separated from intellectuals expels much as ‘merely academic’.

University as an Intellectual Asylum

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