About me and my blog

I am currently studying towards a phd in literature at Lancaster university UK specialising in the influence and presence of twentieth century art movements on contemporary literature. Here on my blog in order to escape my research once in a while I write a mix of short essays, experimental poems (esp haikus and beat-style), film and book reviews, compile artwork, collect book and philosophy quotes (especially by Nietzsche who is my all time favourite writer and philosopher), and sometimes write flash fiction. I also share my past conference papers which ive written and given at various UK literature conferences. I love meeting new people with similar interests here on wordpress and so please do comment on my posts as freely as you like! (book, artists and philosophy suggestions are also very welcome). Lastly, huge Thank you to anyone who can find the time to read any of my posts.

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Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our visionSalvador Dali

The psychology of the unconscious is the philosophy of revolution – Otto Gross

We have art, in order that we may not perish from the truth – Nietzsche

Art is not an imitation of nature but its metaphysical supplement, raised up beside it in order to overcome it – Nietzsche

Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist – Rene Magritte

In my view the philosophy of art is the heart of philosophy – Arthur Danto