“To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.” – Albert Camus
As the film of her novel Disobedience is released, the author reveals how writing about the strict Jewish community she grew up in made her realise she had to leave it
— Read on www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/24/naomi-alderman-disobedience-faith-sexuality-leaving-community
Readers and Reviews needed for The Ballad of Calle & Maja – a short story by Lawrence G. Taylor
Through the prism of memory, middle-aged Harry sets out to recapture his youthful years. As a young man, Harry is not happy about living in his provincial hometown in “the Caribbean”. He is easily bored, restless, and afraid that his life would amount to nothing if he remains there.
And so Harry ventures out to a distant land to make something of himself. He also wishes to become the “captain of his ship,” by distancing himself from an authoritative father. He chooses a metropolitan city – London – where he expects “greener pastures” while treasuring the dream of one day reaching the shores of America. But there are surprises in store for him, as well as a challenge to his character.