Author Archives: Madalina G.

About Madalina G.

I value truth and beauty. I love philosophy, literature, good films and old art. I am preoccupied with injustice and inequality in society. More than anything, I love writing, so this blog is my way of putting all my passions together, piece by piece.

The Joke, a book review or how Milan Kundera fails in his portrayal of women

Reading ‘The Joke’ was not the most enjoyable way to spend my time. The novel was a massive disappointment, as I generally love Kundera’s work, including ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ and ‘The Book of Laughter and Forgetting’. However, ‘The … Continue reading

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Review: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

“I once had a girl or should I say, she had me once…/ She showed me her room, isn’t it good, Norwegian wood?” (Norwegian Wood, The Beatles) When Toru Watanabe hears these lyrics by The Beatles on a plane to … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde

* a classic book where the story is less important than the concept behind it The only true art is the one done for its own sake and the worst type of art is the one done in the name … Continue reading

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Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

A book about love and infidelity, a book about the nature of ‘Being’, a book filled with philosophical speculation, a book where tragedy and comedy go hand in hand, where  no boundaries between love and hate, between lightness and weight, … Continue reading

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