A Cruel Man Delighting in Flowers

...the mildness to which men ... had yielded was only half of the intoxication of beauty, while the other half ... was of such surpassing and terrible cruelty—the most cruel of men delights himself with a flower—that beauty ... failed quickly of its effect... 

Hermann BrochThe Death of Virgil

 

Jeremy Davies is made of ink, but don’t dip a feather in him. It tickles. He once painted a fingernail black and no one really noticed. He was disappointed. He’s also an editor, a religious atheist, a liker of strong coffees, a Shakespeare-lover, a political anarchist and someone who rarely has a pen when he needs one. He has been a PhD candidate, a personal trainer, a life model, a bouncer, an infantry soldier and someone who rarely had a pen when he needed one. He has had words published in a variety of places, in a variety of publications, in a variety of forms, in a variety of moments: Canada, Wet Ink, SMS and twelve minutes past three in the afternoon being some of these. His first novel, 'Missing Presumed Undead', will be re-published by Satalyte Publishing in February 2014. A second is on its way.

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text: Camusian Essays
This book is a book of books and bits and pieces, so impossible really to review closely in one hit. So, I plan to review eac...
Lyrical and Critical Essays - Albert Camus
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text: 2014 ... my year of Franzen
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American Journals was my third Camus book, and it, like his other works, delivered thought-provoking prose. Unlike The First ...
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Caligula is the story of a superior suicide. It is the story of the most human and the most tragic of errors. Unfaithful to m...
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