tw domestic violence, aggressive language First published: 2016 Found: This month’s pick for a feminist book club Pages/read time: 469, six days Comments: Danger doesn’t bother me. I’ll eat danger with … Continue reading
Basicall, half of the epic is Gilgamesh missing his mate Enkidu and going on long adventures to prove his devotion to the bromance (*cough* romance *cough*). To prove his eternal love to Enky he goes looking for the secret to eternal life. No, that’s not a cliche. Because this epic literally did it first.
Hannah Pakula presents a confident appraisal of Soong Mei-ling: China’s ‘last empress’ – a competent political tactician, devout Christian and fairly incredible person.
‘A squirrel, from the lofty depths of his domestic tree, chattered either in anger or merriment … so he chattered at the child, and flung down a nut upon her head.’
‘ Materialism may sometimes be a vulgar way of looking at art, but it is never inappropriate when seeking to understand art’s political and social context.’
I would recommend experiencing this collection in the composer’s order, in a quiet space, with the weight of a grey afternoon pressing in on the window.
‘Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy.’
If you think To Kill a Mockingbird was ‘important’, or ‘eye-opening’ for you, then Go Tell It On the Mountain will ram home just how much you don’t, and perhaps never really will, truly understand.