Ellan Read

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Category Archives: philosophy

Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology

For some reason, reading this piece threw up so many different, powerful feelings. Though not highly complex or even elegant, this poem in particular rang many bells across the scope of my musical and literary memory.

July 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Analects

As a person raised in a predominantly White, rural area in the Southern Hemisphere, notions of trustworthiness were taught via the parable of Moses and the Ten Commandments: thou shalt not steal, adult(er), kill, covet asses, etc.. But not as succinct as the Analects puts it – be trustworthy.

March 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tuesdays With Morrie

If it weren’t for the delightful Morrie, I’d would seriously have considered putting the book right back where I found it.

January 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Communist Manifesto

Don’t be intimidated by this text. Just because the authors Frederich Engels and Karl Marx unleashed 150 years of political turmoil with it’s publication doesn’t mean that you should be intimidated. Ok, maybe just a little.

December 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Room of One’s Own

If you are a feminist of any description – and even if you think you’re not – please try to get a hold of this book.

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

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