My Missing Link

I’ve been reading Leonard Shlain’s The Alphabet Versus the Goddess, a twenty-year-old book I’d never heard of till days ago. The author’s thesis, in a very crude nutshell, is that the invention of writing rewired the human brain by prioritising left-brain functions (linear, abstract, masculine) at the cost of right-brain ones (wholistic, visual, feminine), and … More My Missing Link

James Joyce APAYM

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man I can’t read this book without stimulants. It’s so dense with cusp-of-twentieth-century thinking, so encrusted with the religious world view, so blinkered with sexism and weird about race and diversity generally – and almost morbidly verbose. But oh, get me a little high and it’s a different … More James Joyce APAYM